The students at Rimbey Christian School set up a Mitten Tree in the foyer of the school and have been collecting items to donate to those less fortunate this season.(Submitted)

The students at Rimbey Christian School set up a Mitten Tree in the foyer of the school and have been collecting items to donate to those less fortunate this season.(Submitted)

Rimbey Christian School Mitten Tree

Cold weather and icy snow are part of Alberta winters and the Grades 1 and Grade 2 students at Rimbey Christian School wanted to help people who need proper protective clothing for the outdoors.

“The Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes have been learning about justice seeking and are becoming good at noticing when things don’t seem right or fair and when someone is in need,” said Judy Fairfield who spoke on behalf of the students and school.

The students set up a Mitten Tree in the foyer of the school and have been collecting items to donate to those less fortunate this season.

“After a class discussion, where it was firmly established that these people might need items to protect their finders, toes, their ears and their noses, it was decided that we could help by collecting mittens, gloves, toques, scarves, and warm socks,” said Fairfield.

The project was a success and the school was able to take six boxes of toques, mittens, socks and scarves to the Food Bank.