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The Giving Tree
Posted on 11/25/2016

Advent is a special time of year. It is the time of giving and helping others. This Advent, St. Monica’s School is doing something special for the needy in our community. We are taking part in the Advent Giving Tree for the “Out of the Cold” program at St. Mary’s Church. Students are encouraged to bring in:

  • long johns,

  • warm mittens or gloves

  • mens boxers

  • toiletries

The “Out of the Cold” program takes place in the winter time when the homeless are in the worst situation. During this time, St. Mary’s Church (in addition to many other local churches) welcomes the homeless into the church hall and provides a warm place to sleep and good food. By helping this great cause, students don’t only win spirit day points from Mrs.Lancaster’s class (these points go toward a movie party at the end of the year), but they also get a chance to impact and help community members in need.