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Glenwood students donate winter wear to homeless

Glenwood Elementary School students (L-R) Emma McDiarmid, Emma Wiebe, Abby Wiebe and Grace McDiarmid brought boxes upon boxes of coats, hoodies, scarves, gloves and more to Gateway of Hope Major James Hagglund who told the girls all of the clothing would go to good use. - Monique TAMMINGA/Langley Times
Glenwood Elementary School students (L-R) Emma McDiarmid, Emma Wiebe, Abby Wiebe and Grace McDiarmid brought boxes upon boxes of coats, hoodies, scarves, gloves and more to Gateway of Hope Major James Hagglund who told the girls all of the clothing would go to good use.
— image credit: Monique TAMMINGA/Langley Times

What Glenwood Elementary may lack in numbers, they make up in heart.

Students at the little school held a coat drive for the homeless and within a short time, winter clothing of all sorts came flowing in.

In total, the PAC collected 62 winter coats, 84 hoodies and sweaters, snow pants, vests, scarves and gloves.

“It’s pretty impressive given we are a school of 136 students,” said PAC president Amy McDiarmid. The busy mom washed every item before boxing everything up and labeling each box.

On Monday, several Glenwood students and parents delivered the boxes to the Gateway of Hope.

Major James Hagglund was delighted with the school’s efforts.

“Thank you so much,” Hagglund said to the students.

“Your efforts are going to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

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