Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition.


Life on Campus

Wrapping Presents for a Cause

Posted by Adam Burgh on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Hello Neighbors!

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!

Topics: Christmas, service, Fred Rogers Scholars, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Adam Burgh, Education, SVC Wraps

About this Blog

On this blog, current students write about everyday life on the campus of Saint Vincent College, a private, liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.


Schedule a Visit Today

Request Information

Apply now to become a bearcat

About the Authors

Michael Brinker

Michael Brinker, junior communication major, currently in Orlando, working with the Disney College Program.

Amanda MacMurtrie

Amanda MacMurtrie transferred to Saint Vincent as a sophomore studying English with a minor in Theology. Transferring to a new school is not the easiest thing in the world, but she is steadily finding a home on this beautiful Benedictine campus. Between enjoying life in community, balancing books for fun and books for class, and finding little corners of beauty, Amanda is discovering a few joys of life at Saint Vincent College.

Join the Community

Latest Posts

Subscribe to this Blog