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Heavy Santa gets accolades, thanks from David Livingstone School

The kids at Winnipeg’s David Livingstone School have sent great big thanks to the MHCA for bringing a lot more holiday cheer to their pre-Christmas break in December.

“My students were over the moon with their gifts (the fidget spinner pop-its were a BIG hit),” the school’s Grade 1 & 2 teacher wrote. “Thank you so much for your generosity. It is so nice to see the kids’ faces light up as they did a few days ago.”

The kids in the class were quick to play with their new gifts, bought from the donations contributed largely from private contributions by MHCA members last fall. The MHCA events that typically raise funds for Heavy Santa’s visit to David Livingstone each December have been curtailed or delayed due to the public health pandemic restrictions.

“This is the BEST day of my life,” the teacher heard one child peal.

“Your generosity does not go unnoticed. It warms my heart,” the teacher wrote. “You have once again made the day for all of my students, and for some, have given them one of the best presents they’ll get this year.”

The MHCA has worked hard to bring a little bit of holiday cheer, to begin the season of joy, for the school and refused to let the pandemic’s shutdown on events affect the special day for the children, MHCA Manager of Operations Christine Miller said.

“It’s always a joy to see the kids’ faces light up when Heavy Santa visits and we are so grateful to the members whose private donations made this possible,” said Jocelyn Martens, Office Administration Coordinator.

Click here to see all the cards drawn by the David Livingstone School children.