The Miracle of Christmas
Over 125 students delivered presents on Christmas Eve as part of Secret Santa.
During the morning hours of Christmas Eve, over 125 students (20 Santas and over 100 elves) delivered presents to the homes of 80 pediatric oncology and hematology patients from Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children. The day marked the 16th consecutive year that La Salle College High School has partnered with Committee to Benefit the Children to bring the "Miracle of Christmas" to these children and their siblings. Over $15,000 was was raised from the La Salle community to purchase approximately 500 gifts that were wrapped, tagged, bagged, and delivered to almost 250 children on the morning of Christmas Eve. Additional gifts were donated by families who "adopted" patients and their siblings. Over 50 parents and alums accompanied the students as they made deliveries into nine counties in two states. The students sang songs (some even played instruments) and brought joy to every home. Food drives at local companies generated food baskets that were to given to each family along with a turkey.