Sharing the Spirit of Christmas

The spirit of Christmas filled St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s halls with the annual Adopt-A-Family activities. When the last gift was wrapped, there were 160 individuals adopted through Catholic Charities programs that included Immigration and Refugees Services, Food for Families, and Health Guardians. Also adopted were 40 people from the Metro Advocacy Center, a shelter for women and children, and ten people from the neighboring St. Rita’s school and church community. Gifts were provided by religion classes and through donations from school personnel. Teachers Shannon Hauler and Anne Comiskey shopped for the St. Rita families and colleagues Jessica Chatellier and Ashlee Juhas wrapped the families’ gifts. Campus Ministry officers organized the gifts. Students from all class levels helped the Dads Club members load their vehicles for delivery to all recipients.