Students at the College of New Caledonia are trying to make a difference over the holidays.

The college’s Medical Laboratory Technology Science Program raised $526 in support of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

A group of 21 students raised the money by holding a series of bake sales.

“They raised the money by donation. So somebody came along, they wanted some of the goodies and they’d donate some money” said Instructor Yvonne Yaschuk. “The CNC community as a whole really supported them in their fundraising for St. Vincent DePaul.”

It’s become an annual tradition for the program to raise money for charities over the holidays.

“Every year they select a charity to sponsor and do something for over the Christmas season” said Yaschuk. “Previously they’ve sponsored families through the Salvation Army.”

Given that there are only 21 students in the program, their fundraising total surpassed all expectations.

Recently, Vista Radio held their annual Community Christmas campaign, raising over $70,000 in support of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.