More than 14,000 pounds of clothing was collected at numerous Langley schools by the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society (TLFCS ) recently.

More than 14,000 pounds of clothing was collected at numerous Langley schools by the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society (TLFCS ) recently.

Langley students donate 14,000 pounds of clothing

Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society collected for the school district foundation's Food for Thought program.

A veritable mountain of donated clothing, more than 14,000 pounds, was collected at numerous Langley schools by the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society (TLFCS ) recently.

Throughout November, students were encouraged to bring donations of clothing in the hope of winning a barbecue lunch hosted by Township firefighters.

Twenty-five participating Langley schools brought in a total of 14,172 pounds of clothing with Dorothy Peacock Elementary taking third place by gathering an average of 4.49-pounds-per-student, Langley Meadows in second with 5.59-pounds-per-student, and first place Willoughby Elementary with 6.65 pounds of clothes per student.

“This community’s generosity has blown us away once again,” said TLFCS director Aaron Speers.

“Over the weekend, off-duty career and paid on-call firefighters went around to Langley schools, picking up your donated clothing for our Kids Helping Kids clothing drive, where 100 per cent of funds generated will go towards our snack program, supporting Langley School District Foundation’s Food for Thought campaign.”

“We would also like to make special mention to Willoughby Elementary’s Principal Giovanni, who throws down the gauntlet every year and is a fantastic supporter of the contest. She has been principal at both winning schools so far, this year and last.”