As part of the annual Trades Day of Caring, Sault College students performed numerous acts of kindness throughout the Sault on Saturday.
The annual initiative pairs trades students with elderly residents to finish projects that the former may not be able to finish alone.
The annual fall chores of winterizing before the snow falls can be excruciating, but for many seniors who live in the sault, the work is considerably more intense.
"As I get older, I find it harder to maintain my yard the way I used to," stated Debbie Corbett, whose yard was tidied by students.
"My younger siblings have all moved away, and I no longer have any nieces or nephews living in the same area. I must thus proudly ask for assistance and say, "Please help."
Students from Sault College who work in the trades have been helping for the past 15 years.
Although raking leaves takes up most of the time, children get important life skills in the process.
First-year civil engineering student Farrah Farstead said, "I think this kind of introduces you to how it's going to be in the field, interacting with clients or customers and getting along with your classmates or coworkers to finish the project that you're working on."
45 Sault College students registered for the event overall this year, which is more than three times as many as the previous year.
To guarantee they could do every task on their list, the students conducted extensive preparation before taking on projects at 29 homes throughout the city.
According to Marc Pilon of Sault College, "We try and tie it into some of the learning outcomes in our courses and it seems to be working well so far."
Since 2010, Sault College students have participated in this event.
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