Montini still amid Season of Giving
Students of Montini Catholic wrapped up this year’s 25th Anniversary Golden Gobbler Food Drive on Friday, Dec. 3 by helping to load up vehicles with food destined for the food pantry at Christ the King Parish. “The students, alum, and staff worked extremely hard to make this year’s Golden Gobbler great,” said Alexxis Johnson, Montini’s student government director. “We collected over 4,000 food donations and over $3000 in gift cards and cash donations.” Pictured are (from left): Andrew Stokes, Reeghan Boyer, Maria Florio, Megan Canty and Estevan Moreno. Story and more photos inside.

Students of Montini Catholic wrapped up this year’s 25th Anniversary Golden Gobbler Food Drive on Friday, December 3rd by helping to load up vehicles with food destined for the food pantry at Christ the King Parish.   “The students, alum, and staff worked extremely hard to make this year’s Golden Gobbler great,” said Alexxis Johnson, Montini’s Student Government Director.  “We collected over 4,000 food donations and over $3000 in gift cards and cash donations which will all go towards our ‘adopted’ families this year.”

“Now that Gobbler has come to a close, which we consider ‘part 1’ of our Season of Giving, our Adopt-a-Family, ‘part 2,’ is just getting started,” said Campus Minister Mike Blanchette.  “Some of the food collected during Gobbler is allocated for families that are ‘adopted’ by Montini Catholic during the Christmas season.” Homerooms have already been busy shopping, donating, sorting and wrapping loads of Christmas cheer for area families.

Montini’s traditional ‘Catholic Charities Adopt a Family’ service program enables students to donate toys and gifts to families facing hardship during the holiday season or throughout the year. During the beginning of December, students donate money through their homerooms – with each homeroom receiving a family to shop for.  The students receive wish lists informing them of the number of family members, their gender, ages, and sizes.

“Most of the wish lists include simple items many of us take for granted like gloves, boots, and warm hats,” said Blanchette. “Our students really make a difference by lifting the spirits of families in need at the holiday time. Each year Golden Gobbler and Adopt-a-Family remind us of what is important in life and there’s no better time than the holidays to reflect on and share our many blessings.”

Johnson and the entire Bronco student body agreed.

“We are so happy to be able to provide these families and food pantries with the supplies that they need to create joyful holidays this year.”

 

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