Students at All Saints Catholic School were very busy shopping for the holidays while learning a lesson. Take a look.
Taking part in a free shopping day to add some gifts under their Christmas trees at home, the Santa Shop provides students the opportunity to shop for the family at no charge.
“I just really like how they do this every year so your parents know that they’re loved. I just want them to keep on doing this every year, and I’m very thankful for it, and grateful,” All Saints Student, Jorja Beauvais said.
Volunteering as Santa once again this year, “Grandpa Bob” said he love helping each student shop for their families and says joy of seeing kids pick out their gifts is what brightens his day.
“Look at the look on these kids faces. They enjoy it; they are getting something for their loved ones. They feel good, and when they feel good I feel good. I feel a lot better than when I walk out the door then I did when I walked in,” Santa Volunteer, Bob DeCaire said.
Teaching them the action of giving instead of receiving is why the holiday tradition continues.
“It is so important to instill in a child that there are ways to show people you care about them.
If we teach them while they’re young, they will carry that on through life. It’s a good, good, lesson,” Santa Shop, Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Winton said.
Santa’s Shop has been apart of the All Saints Catholic School tradition for over 10 years.