Two Fort Saskatchewan students are giving back to the community in a big way.
Win Ferguson grade five students, Katelyn Rudneski and Sophia O'Donnell, collected roughly 750 items in a toy drive.
"I run one hour a week of class time, which is dedicated towards what I call 'genius hour' so they get an opportunity to learn and take on whatever they want to do. These particular girls decided to do something great for the community and started a toy drive for our school," said teacher Ali Dixon.
The students attempted a clothing and coat drive in December, but it did not take off.
Dixon applauded their commitment to re-direct their focus on a different way to give back to the community.
"Lots of people in the world aren't as fortunate as most people, so you should always give (donate) to others when finished with stuff. Don't just throw it out, donate it," said O'Donnell.
Rudneski wanted to do the toy drive "because some people can't afford toys in winter and all that kind of stuff because they have to buy clothes."
They collected toys from Feb.20-23 at the school. Every item was donated to the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society on Tuesday (Feb.27).