Gavin Sam (left) and Austin Healey

Gavin Sam (left) and Austin Healey

Slesse students give holiday handiwork to Chilliwack family

Students at Mt. Slesse middle school made a blanket box to be donated to a Chilliwack family in need for Christmas.

Grade 9 Mt. Slesse middle school students, Gavin Sam and Austin Healey, worked together to make a solid wooden blanket box this month.

The box, made of Douglas fir donated by Windsor Plywood and measuring 16″ wide by 16″ tall and 32″ long, was built by the two students and was donated to the Salvation Army to be given to a Chilliwack family in need.

The boys put about 20 hours of work into making the piece which was filled with food when the school gave it to the Sally Ann last week.

The Chilliwack branch of the Salvation Army will decide which local family will receive the handmade gift this Christmas.