The language of giving
Students at Delview Adult Learning Centre (DALC) worked to help two struggling families over the Christmas season by collecting boxes of food, toys and baby formula.
“New students arrive here and very soon understand the importance of working together, supporting each other, and caring for those in need,” said DALC administrator Alyson Caouette. “We are like a family.”
“Through the North Delta Rotary Club, we were able to provide two families with needed staples, as well as toys and gifts for the children”, explains Yvonne Chard, coordinator of English Language Services For Adults (ELSA) at the Delta School District
“Many of our students are single parents with young children,” Chard said. “They have to juggle child care and work, as well as school. When we delivered the hampers, the looks on the mothers’ faces said it all. One of the hampers was for a student with two little boys. They had a Christmas tree, but there was nothing under it. She began to cry when we gave her a gift card for food.”