St. Patrick School students recently raised $800 in an effort to make Christmas a little merrier for two local families. “Adopt-a-Family” is an annual service project that allows students to put their faith into action by carrying out a mission to do service for others. Students begin the project by raising money to purchase gifts. Money is raised through selling raffle tickets for themed baskets and paying one dollar to dress out of school uniform for a day. This year, enough money was raised to buy gifts for two families.
After the money was raised, seventeen fourth and fifth-grade students took a morning to shop for the families according to the information provided (photos below). "They shop with thoughtfulness and concern that these children have a happier, brighter Christmas," said St. Patrick School principal Paula Smith.
Following the shopping trip, the students wrapped the gifts and everything was delivered to the families in time for Christmas.