As part of Operation Christmas Child, St. Aloysius School students, parents and staff gathered together recently in the school gymnasium to fill over 130 Christmas gift boxes to be delivered to children around the world.
Students, including the youngest children working alongside their Upper School Buddies, selected gift items from tables overflowing with generous family donations. The items ranged from toys, games, and crafts, to school supplies and basic personal necessities. For many of the gift-box recipients, most of whom are located in some of the hardest-to-reach countries in the world, the goody-filled shoebox will be the first gift they have ever received.
This ministry project is part of the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organizations, an organization that serves to benefit others around the world in Jesus’ name. St. Aloysius School is pleased to support their mission of faith and community service, a key aspect shared by our school. Additionally, the long-standing Buddy program at St. Aloysius School contributes to that mission as it pairs the youngest students with upper school mentors, further strengthening the spirit of shared service in the school community.
St. Aloysius School serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. This Blue Ribbon School of Excellence fosters academic excellence and the spirit of service in a faith-filled environment. The school has a rolling applications process, but is currently accepting Kindergarten applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Call 203-966-0786 for more information.
Photo: Savannah Leone (left) and Caera Cope (right).