The Miracle of Christmas
Nearly 180 students delivered presents on Christmas Eve as part of Secret Santa.
During the morning hours of Christmas Eve, nearly 180 students (29 Santas and 149 elves) - representing 17% of the student body - delivered presents to the homes of 88 pediatric oncology and hematology patients from Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children. The day marked the 18th 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 $18,000 was raised from the La Salle community to purchase gifts that were wrapped, tagged, bagged, and delivered to over 250 children on the morning of Christmas Eve. Additional gifts were donated by families who "adopted" patients and their siblings. Over 60 parents and alums accompanied the students as they made deliveries into twelve 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 bags that were given to each family along with a gift card to a local grocery store.