Edward Milne Community School leadership class nominated for national philanthropic awards

The group is among the finalists picked for a special awards ceremony on National Philanthropy Day

Edward Mine Community School’s leadership class students are in line to receive some national recognition.

The group, which focuses on local community work and public engagement, is among the finalists picked for a special awards ceremony on National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15.

This year’s EMCS Leadership students were the driving force behind a school district-wide food drive, 10,000 Tonight, which gathered more than 12,000 non-perishable food items in just four hours.

The event stocked up the Sooke Food Bank and fed 300 families in the Sooke area during Christmas time.

The National Philanthropy Day celebration ceremony will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. For more information, please contact Monica Powell at 250-217-0772 or go online to npdvictoria.com.