2011-01-14 / School News

FHA Donates To St. Mary’s


Students wait outside Fontbonne for the truck from St. Mary’s to pick up coats for the needy. Students wait outside Fontbonne for the truck from St. Mary’s to pick up coats for the needy. The Christmas season inspired those in the Fontbonne Hall Academy community to open their hearts to those less fortunate.

This year’s Coat Drive, under the direction of Breeda Connolly and Lifestream, broke last year’s record by collecting 152 coats for the needy. The group bundled the coats into bags and waited outside the school for the truck from St. Mary’s Church to pick them up.

Collection of toys and clothes for children is a yearly project for Fontbonne’s National Honor Society and its advisors, Mary Ann DeLuca and Jessica Lombardo. Three hundred and fifty gifts were purchased, wrapped and placed under the school’s Christmas tree by students, faculty, administration and staff.

The toys were destined for recipients from six months old to seventeen years of age, and they packages were delivered to Catholic Charities for distribution.

Another project, “Letters to Santa,” sponsored by Macy’s, was coordinated by Linda Winslow, Chairman of the English Department. On a Christmas shopping trip to Macy’s, Winslow found out that for every letter to Santa delivered to the store, Macy’s would donate one dollar to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bonnies responded by writing more than 500 letters that Winslow was pleased to bring Macy’s in the hope that the money would brighten a child’s life in the coming year.

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