Saint Anastasia Catholic School in Playa del Rey has been participating in multiple charitable activities aimed at helping those less fortunate during the holiday season.
The students each voluntarily fill a gift box intended for a boy or girl their same age, which will be distributed at Ascension Parish and Sacred Heart Parish.
Additionally, the school’s annual Adopt-a-Family program is completing another successful run, said school spokesperson Tracy Kane.
As part of the program, each classroom “adopts” a family through St. Margaret Center, which aids underprivileged families in Lennox.
Gifts, clothing and food are collected, and the students have fun creating decorations for their family’s Christmas tree and home, Kane said.
The students then deliver the packages to their adopted family, essentially delivering Christmas, complete with a tree, decorations, gifts and dinner, including all the trimmings, Kane said.
“We at Saint Anastasia are blessed with many good fortunes. It’s a wonderful experience for our children to reach out and help those who are struggling this year,” St. Anastasia Principal Mike Muir said. “As Catholics, we are guided by our faith, and as educators, we hope to instill a sense of compassion and justice to all our students.”
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