On December 12, 2018

Mount St. Joseph Academy marks 50 years of Project Help

RUTLAND—Mount St. Joseph Academy will mark 50 years of Project Help by creating Christmas baskets for more than 100 families in the Rutland Region, who are in need of a little help this Christmas season.

MSJ students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the school will begin Project Help on Dec. 20 by collecting food, monetary and in-kind donations from area residents and businesses. On Dec. 21, students will make and deliver baskets to our local families.

This year’s theme is 12 Days of Help. For the 12 days leading up to Project Help, students will highlight an item for donation that is in high need. Donations of any kind remain welcomed on any day.The featured items of the day are as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 8 – wrapping paper/gift bags

Sunday, Dec. 9 – cereal

Monday, Dec. 10  – peanut butter

Tuesday, Dec. 11 – new toys

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – macaroni & cheese

Thursday, Dec. 13 – canned vegetables

Friday, Dec. 14 – new winter hats

Saturday, Dec. 15 – boxed pasta

Sunday, Dec. 16 – jelly

Monday, Dec. 17 – new socks

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – beans

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – canned fruit

Anyone who would like to volunteer, make a food or monetary donation, contact Phil Hall at 802-775-0151 or email phall@msjvermont.org. Students visit most Rutland City residences, but those who live outside of the city and wish to contribute gifts or donations, can drop off donations at the MSJ main office Monday through Friday during school hours and from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 9, 15,16.

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