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December 20, 2005

LOCAL STUDENTS FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA
HELP THOSE IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

Parish elementary schools from around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are helping those in need this holiday season. Students are hosting bake sales, adopting families, collecting gloves and mittens and gathering baby items for new mothers. Here is a sampling of the thoughtful ways that they are making a difference:

Saint Katharine of Siena - 239 Windermere Road, Wayne, Delaware County
Students and Faculty had a bake sale. The proceeds went to making boxed items for our soldiers in Iraq.

Saint Ann - 418 Jefferson Avenue, Bristol, Bucks County
A Baby Shower for Mary - Students are bringing in baby items that will be given to new mothers in a local shelter.

Saint Anslem - 12670 Dunks Ferry Road, Philadelphia County
Merry Mittens Day - Students are collecting gloves and mittens to distribute to various institutions such as St. Vincent's Orphanage.

Saint Eleanor - 701 Locust Street, Collegeville, Montgomery County
Students are raising money to be a home for a needy family in Jamaica. Their goal is $2,500.00

Saint Kevin - 200 West Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County
The entire school body is collecting diapers for Mother's Home in Darby.
The 4th graders are purchasing Christmas gifts for a needy family from Our Lady of Hope Parish in Philadelphia.

Editor's Note: To interview any of the principals or students involved please contact the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Communications Office at 215-587-3747.

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Contact
Meredith V. Wilson
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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