Canton students show charitable side

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Canton students of all ages – from elementary to high school to alumni – are pitching in to help the less fortunate. Below are just a few examples of recent charitable acts:

JFK Principal Kim Sefrino, fifth graders Anthony Larkin, Griffin Lincoln and Olivia Chambers, and custodian Steve Idman packing the car for Dana Farber

* Griffin Lincoln, a fifth grader at the Kennedy School, held his second annual candy drive for the patients at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of his grandfather, former DFCI patient Joe Molinari. Lincoln got a big assist from the JFK community, which contributed over 390 pounds of excess Halloween candy. The whole school pitched in, including custodian Steve Idman, who boxed the candy and weighed it each day; school secretary Cathy Spera, who kept the running tally; and Principal Kim Sefrino, who made daily candy total announcements and encouraged students and staff to donate their excess candy.

With the additional help of many friends, including his teammates from the Neponset Valley River Rats and members of Elite Health and Fitness in Stoughton, Lincoln gathered a total of 550 pounds of candy, crushing last year’s donation total of 171 pounds.

* Students at Canton High School canvassed hundreds of homes on Halloween to collect food for the Canton Food Pantry. The “Halloween for the Hungry” project gathered much-needed food and almost $1,000 in donations. The students would like to thank the community for their continued generosity in reaching out and helping those in need.

* The Canton High School class of 1992 decided to add a charitable component to their 20th class reunion, held November 23 at Four Points by Sheraton Norwood. At the suggestion of class member Lisa Berton, attendees were encouraged to bring food for the Canton Food Pantry, and the organizing committee held a 50/50 raffle to benefit the food pantry as well. Following the event, Berton presented a shopping cart full of groceries along with a cash donation to food pantry co-director Carolann Browne.

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