St. Al’s students played Santa, gave supplies and toys to Burlington church

Over the weekend, a group of St. Alphonsus students gave gifts of toiletries, hats, gloves, small toys and school supplies to children of mostly migrant workers at St. Charles Parish in Burlington. The day of giving was called, “One Saturday,” to emphasize the large difference just one day of giving can make.

Photo courtesy St. Alphonsus

The students had been collecting the items for the last few weeks, and on Saturday, trekked up to Burlington to hand out the goods. St. Als tells us that a large group of students, teachers, families and alumni loaded their cars up and made the hour-drive north. “Once there, they split up into different groups, with the littlest students distributing food to families going through the food bank line and middle school boys helping carry items to cars,” writes Principal Selina Innes. “One of the favorite activities this year however, was helping the recipients’ children fill their stockings with all the items the St. Al’s kids brought just for that purpose. The smiles and happy faces were a great reward for all the hard work and planning.”

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