More than 4,500 toys collected along with $10,000 worth of raffle items.
Monday, December 17, 2012
T’was the season for the Bishop Feehan High School annual Santa Shop which collected and distributed Christmas gifts to over 225 local families in need Dec. 13. Families who registered through St. Vincent de Paul had the opportunity to select up to five gifts for each of their children, visit with Santa, and every child left with a new pair of pajamas. “I am humbled to tell you we had over 4,500 new toys, $10,000 worth of raffle items, numerous warm pajamas, coloring books, crayons and stuffed animals,” said principal George Milot in a letter of thanks to parents for their help in purchasing toys. Well over 500 students took part in the running of the event, from leading parents through the sections of toys and carrying gifts for …
About 2,400 gifts collected for families.
The cafeteria of Bishop Feehan High School was transformed into a wonderland of toys from the smallest infant to the teen boys and girls. The toys were piled high and covering every last spot of table and often floor space waiting to be chosen to head home to some good boys and girls. The toys arrived by a human toy train that was formed after the last lunch period as the students linked the basement of both buildings to transport and organize all the toys. Approximately 600 students show up to help Tuesday afternoon. Their jobs were divided up into guides, babysitters, wrappers and clerks. With two guides per shopper they became personal shopping assistants to carry packages and assist each shopper. The shoppers would then have their …