Advent Season is a special time at Villa Academy. Our campus is filled with the sights and sounds of the season, from the special daily prayers and Christmas poems and carols to the traditional Villa Christmas tree and manger scene in the main hall foyer. But, what is most important to us during the Advent season are the helping hands extended from Villa Academy to people in need outside our community.
Everyone helps, from our youngest preschoolers to the oldest eighth graders, our families, and our faculty and staff. Our founder, Mother Cabrini said, “We must be bearers of Christ’s love to the world.” We know that our “giving” makes that love real.
And, that love came to life this Advent Season through the creativity and generosity of our community.
The Mitten Trees overflowed in our preschool classrooms with over 104 pairs of mittens and gloves, 75 hats, 34 pairs of socks, 19 gift cards, and more to help homeless children and families at First Place School.
Our kindergartners and their families eagerly watched the Garland of Gloves in the hallway grow longer and longer with each passing day! The final count: 157 scarves and pairs of gloves, mittens, and socks for the families at Ronald McDonald House.
Our Student Council packed eleven big cars full of the specially-chosen, wrapped gifts from our 1st – 8th grade families and our faculty and staff. The presents fulfilled the Christmas list wishes of eight large families at Providence Regina House!
Thank you, Villa Community, for your generosity. We couldn’t be prouder of your efforts to help these worthy causes.