When the staff and students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School learned of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, particularly to Haiti, they immediately sprang into action to do something, however small, to assist those who were affected.

With the help of their parents and the encouragement of their teachers, students collected a variety of items to donate to the relief efforts, including clothing, nonperishable food items, sanitary items, batteries and paper towels.

The drive was spearheaded by Year 5 teacher and head of juniors Courtney Perrin, and head of infants Dewayne Bennett. They have both expressed appreciation on behalf of the principal, students and staff to the parents and general school community for their generosity and overwhelming support of this worthwhile cause.

The items will be passed on to one of the nonprofit collection agencies for shipment to Haiti.