By: Samantha Soroczak –
December is the season for celebration. It is the time when people get together with family and friends and enjoy the holidays, but it is also the season for giving and generosity and the true meaning of Christian fellowship. While the students at Seton La-Salle always have the spirit for generosity, it is especially true during this holiday season.
One organization that we supported was “Angel Tree” which helps support different communities who find themselves in need of presents for children during the Christmas season. . This year the “Angel Tree” project is working in cooperation with the Bradley Center. The Bradley Center is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic care to adolescents ages 6-18, who have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. There are 80 kids right now being served in their in patient facilities and we were asked to help provide presents for them. The residents of the Bradley Center are kids and kids just need to have presents at Christmas, no matter what.
As a school, Seton – La Salle is always seeking opportunities to help those in need. Rebel’s Reach Out does their part as a club to help those in need. They work all year round with the soup kitchen. Rebel’s Reach Out is basically a catch all opportunity to do charity and service.
The next project that we, as a school, are supporting is the coat drive. The weather is changing and it is getting colder out there so we need to make sure that people who find themselves in need are supplied with a nice warm winter coat. This fundraiser will be running until the 16th.
Students are not the only ones getting into the holiday spirit. An extreme, but very good example of generosity in the Seton La-Salle community would be Mrs. Pastor participating in the Polar Plunge. The plunge is fundraising event that challenges you to enter into a cold body of water in order to raise money. The profits go towards Special Olympics. Mrs. Pastor jumped in the Allegheny River on December 11th, but she was freezin’ for a reason. Congratulations to Mrs. Pastor!