570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond”  in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.

This week we shine the spotlight on a Kitchener kindergarten teacher who devoted countless hours co-ordinating her school’s Holiday Gift Program.

Christa Ribey was nominated by her husband Doug, who says Christa identified over 40 disadvantaged children and their families who are in need.  “They basically filled out a list of things that they need – from toiletries to clothing to food and of course, toys for their children.”

Once she identified the need, she appealed to her friends in Baden, where she lives.  “She then took it upon herself to reach out to our community and she was able to get 48 people out of the Baden community to sponsor 18 families.”

570 News - Above and Beyond