Annual Christmas Knights charity drive Saturday

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For the 11th year in a row, KDSS students are trying to help make Christmas brighter for needy local families.

Kincardine’s Christmas Knights campaign takes place on the morning of Dec. 13. More than 100 high school students will take to the streets, collecting food and toys door-to-door across Kincardine.

Community members join with other students and staff to sort through the donations in the basement of St. Anthony’s Church. A staggering amount of donations come in each year, but organizers say they have no goal in mind.

A committee of approximately 20 students has been organizing the event since last year. The charity drive is a lot of work, and means giving up a Saturday, but the students say it’s a chance to have fun while supporting an important cause.

For those looking to donate, organizers remind residents that cash, perishable foods, used toys and liquor or not accepted. If someone is not home on Dec. 13 but wishes to donate, leave items clearly marked on the front porch.