Canterbury Showcases Commitment to Service

Canterbury School would like to thank our wonderful community for their continued support in teaching our students about the importance of giving back.
In November, Canterbury continued its 30-plus year tradition of teaming up with Nations Association Charities to make sure local families in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. Our community donated enough food to feed 54 families! Reverend Dr. Israel Suarez, founder of Nations Associations Charities, also graciously accepted a check of $2,212.00 to purchase turkeys for those families. Through the generosity of our Scholastic Book Fair and the Santana family, books were also donated to the 187 children of the sponsored families. Special thanks go out to our parents who helped pack the food boxes and to our seniors who helped load the truck. We would also like to recognize our Thanksgiving Food Drive coordinators, Ms. Gilstad and Ms. Garner.

On Friday, November 17, our seniors participated in our Senior Day of Service. Students were divided into six groups and headed out into the community to help various organizations. One group spent the day at The Heights Foundation sorting and setting up for their Thanksgiving outreach event. Other organizations who benefited from this day of service include Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties, Community Cooperative, Quality Life Center, Nations Association Charities, and Harry Chapin Food Bank.