Operation Christmas Care

posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:31 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Can you help us in this Advent/Christmas season?

As in the past we hope to provide Christmas gift cards to any of our families who are in need at this time of year! To do this, each homeroom is being

invited to bring in money for the Christmas Care Fund, from which the gift cards will be purchased.  

As a parent or guardian, there are three different ways for you to help us make this a success. Here’s how:

  • Encourage your child to bring in money to their homeroom classroom for the school-wide collection from December 3 to 14.
  • Consider using our school cash online at https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to donate to the fund directly on your family’s behalf.
  • Purchase a gift card yourself (preferably from Walmart - where both food and clothing can be purchased) and send it into the school with your child.

Please note donations received online cannot be processed for tax receipts.

If you wish a tax receipt for a donation of over $20.00:

  • Write a cheque made out to the “Ottawa Catholic School Board”,

  • Provide an email and complete address along with that cheque and

  • Have your child give these directly to the homeroom teacher.

Let’s ensure that all in our community have the means for a bright and joyful Christmas season this year. If the fund proves to be highly successful, and all the needs of our community are met, we will help our elementary schools in the area with any excess.