Sacred Heart Schools send Christmas cheer to families in need in West Virginia

Sacred Heart Schools held the 26th Sister Brendan Appalachia Gift Drive for families in rural West Virginia from November 15 to December 3.

The promotion, held online due to the pandemic, raised $ 10,000. The money will be used to purchase 300 US $ 25 worth of family gift cards, the Christmas dinner baskets from the nonprofit Christian Help Inc.

The remaining funds are to be used for other Christian Help programs, according to a press release from the school.

The schools also collected clothes, coats, shoes and toys for 62 families cared for by ABLE Families, a service run by Christian Help.

Christian Help, Inc. was founded by the late Ursuline Sister Mary Brendan Conlon and Ursuline Sister Janet Marie Peterworth in Kermit, West Virginia. Sister Conlon died in July at the age of 93.

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