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North Van student coat drive gets warm reception

The Grade 7s collected more than 160 coats
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North Vancouver students Sophia Brewer and Amelia Codrington have collected more than 160 coats, with the help of their Highlands Elementary classmates, for people in need. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

The three Grade 7 classes at Highlands Elementary in North Vancouver have been busy the last couple of weeks.

Inspired to do some good during this challenging holiday season, students Sophia Brewer and Amelia Codrington, with the blessing of their teacher, partnered with Delish General Store in Edgemont Village for a coat drive project.

The Grade 7s collected more than 160 coats which are set to be delivered to the general store later this week. The shop is then going to take an even bigger bundle of warm items and donate them to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Emergency Shelter as well as several other non-profits.

The coats will go to people who are need of a little extra warmth and some more Christmas cheer this month.

Many other North Shore charities and non-profits are working hard to make this season as pleasurable as possible for people in the community who need it.