George Jay seeking household goods for gifts

L'Ecole George Jay Elementary School is looking for household goods for the school's annual emporium.

Christmas is the time for giving, but instead of donating food or money, L’Ecole George Jay Elementary School is looking for household goods.

Members of the community are being asked to donate new or lightly used good quality items such as candles, toys, ties, jewelry, picture frames, DVDs, books, puzzles, tools, and bath and beauty items, among other things.

The donations will be used as part of the school’s annual holiday emporium, which offers a low-cost way for children to “shop” for gifts for their families. Students can browse the items and only pay $1 for the gift. All the proceeds go back to the school to sponsor field trips and cultural events.

Donations can be dropped of at the school (1118 Princess Ave.) until Dec. 16. The emporium runs on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.