Adam here! I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks before Christmas! In this holiday season, it is important to remember those less fortunate. Here at Saint Vincent, we are all about helping those in need!
The Education Department and Dr. Kathy Beining started a program three years ago called SVC Wraps! The department joins forces with the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau to buy presents for children who may not get any presents under the tree! It is held the last weekend before finals and starts on Saturday at the Latrobe Kmart.
Kmart opens up at 6:30 a.m. for all of us to shop! Every student gets at least one child to shop for along with a budget and a wish list! It is so much fun trying to find the great bargains to extend your budget as much as possible!
The weekend ends on Sunday with a wrapping party at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve! The volunteers wrap the presents from Saturday and enjoy some great food, great music and great prizes! The wrapped presents are then loaded into a truck and delieverd to the Children's Bureau! It is such a great program, and I am truly blessed to be a part of it! Take a look at some great pictures from an exciting and rewarding weekend below!
I hope it's a beautiful Christmas in your neighborhood!
Education Faculty getting everything ready!
Students are ready to wrap!
Oranments and picture frames are in place!
Annie, Adam, Rachel and Frank trying out the picture frames!
Annie wishes she could wear one of her presents!
Jess is playing peek a boo behind some angel wrapping paper!