Madawaska Valley District High School hosts its first-ever ‘Operation Snowsuit’ drive

Steph Armstrong
Staff Reporter

Typically, a snowsuit, boots, hat and gloves, costs a family about $225 per child. Far too often, kids have to wear inadequate clothing because the necessary winter-wear is financially out of reach for their families.
Under the initiative of Madawaska Valley District High School Student Activities Council, MVDHS partnered with Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) to launch their first ever ‘Operation Snowsuit’ event.

“Our collaboration with CPAN’s ‘Operation Snowsuit’ was meant to give kids the proper winter gear they need to enjoy outdoor activities safely, regardless of their family’s financial situation,” said MVDHS student, Peyton Greenwood.

So Greenwood, along with co-Activities Council member Ava Beggs, enlisted the help of local community members to donate hats, gloves, boots, snowsuits and salopettes in good condition, and in sizes from infant to adult. By Friday close, they had collected a total of 150 items that will be picked up and distributed to children in need throughout Renfrew County via CPAN and their sponsor companies.

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