Ciara from A Lending Hand Organisation visited the boys from 4th to 6th classes to talk to them about the annual backpack appeal we take part in. The boys were asked to fill an old or new backpack with everyday necessities – gloves, hats, snood, toothpaste, soap, toothbrush etc along with a treat. These backpacks will then be collected by A Lending Hand and distributed amongst homeless men and women during the Christmas period. This will be the 4th year we have taken part. The boys brought in a staggering 123 backpacks last year and we are hoping to match that, or even beat it this year. Aine Hayes, an SNA working in Johnstown, dedicates a huge amount of her own time in seeing that this is a successful venture within the school. Thank you Aine.
Aine and Ciara from A Lending Hand