Sunday, November 29, 2015
On November 29th the First Sunday in Advent our 4
Giving Tree will be placed in front of the Saint Joseph Altar, at the entrance to the crypt. The tree will again display Christmas ornaments. Christmas ornaments are beautiful but these are special ornaments. On the back of each ornament are items requested from Santa. In this case you will be their Santa!
La Salle Academy is a mission school located in Philadelphia. The school is dedicated to educating children in grades 3 through 8 whose life opportunities are limited by financial, academic, social or emotional challenges, and whose parents/guardians desire, but cannot afford a Catholic education. The academy is located
at 1434 N. Second Street.
La Salle Academy serves the poorest of the poor
average family income for a family of four is only $18,500.
96% of our families qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
8% of our students live with a grandparent or with another family member
62% of our students are from single parent homes
8% of our students have one parent incarcerated.
We ask that each family take an ornament from the tree, purchase the gift requested, place the unwrapped gift with the firmly affixed ornament onto the gift under the tree. The gifts will be delivered to the school for distribution to these children and families in need by December 17
Sunday, December 13th is our target date.
La Salle stated that these gifts are many times the only present the child or family members will receive for Christmas! It is our prayer that all the ornaments are taken and replaced with a gift under the tree.