Cache Creek students show off the backpacks donated to them by Costco in Kamloops.

Cache Creek students show off the backpacks donated to them by Costco in Kamloops.

Cache Creek principal praises Costco donation

Costco in Kamloops called the school without warning and asked if they could make a donation.

Cache Creek students got a surprising and welcome donation from Costco in Kamloops recently – back packs and school supplies.

“We just got a random phone call in the second week of school,” said CCES principal Brooke Haller, calling it an “Awesome act of corporate kindness.”

They said they’d been watching the aftermath of the May 23 flooding in Cache Creek, said Haller, and although they usually supported groups in Kamloops, Cache Creek was part of the area and they wanted to do something.

Haller said they sent a very generous supply of backpacks – one for every student and pre-school student with more left over for next year. Costco also donated food for the breakfast program, crayons, pens, pencils, paper and more.