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Students seeking 'stuffed' new socks

The students at Springbank Community High School (SCHS) are getting into the giving spirit of the season, as they once again take part in the Mustard Seed’s Christmas Campaign.

The students at Springbank Community High School (SCHS) are getting into the giving spirit of the season, as they once again take part in the Mustard Seed’s Christmas Campaign.

This year, the school is encouraging everyone to drop off a pair of socks stuffed with practical goodies like toiletries, gift cards and transit passes, said Janice Hyshka.

“For us, it’s important to show there is a face behind the word homeless,” said the Grade 11 and 12 English teacher.

In 2011, the school collected coats — along with the socks — as part of the Mustard Seed campaign, she added.

The charity blitz culminates on Dec.20 at the school’s annual hockey game against Flames alumni like Lanny McDonald. Normally, the proceeds from the game are donated to the Mustard Seed, although this year Hyshka said the proceeds from the hockey game are hitting a little closer to home, as they will be donated to the Chase Hudye Scholarship Foundation. Hudye was a student of SCHS, who died in a car accident earlier this year. Socks can be dropped off at the school.