Advent Project and Mitten Tree - December 2nd - 11th

posted Dec 4, 2019, 10:48 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 10:49 AM ]


The Advent season has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner.  Each of the classes at St Gabriel School will be involved in our Advent project to help those in need.  Each class, from Kindergarten through grade six, will contribute to allow us to prepare a “hamper” for needy families from our adopted school, St Elizabeth.

Each student is being asked to bring in a specific item for the food hamper (your child’s classroom teacher will provide this information).  Additionally, a minimum donation of $2.00 for the family would also be most appreciated. Monies collected will go towards the purchase of a grocery store gift card for each family, so the family can purchase a turkey and fresh fruit and vegetables.

We encourage the students to complete a chore at home to earn their own money, so that they experience the gift of giving.  We will be collecting the hamper items and money from Monday, December 2nd until Wednesday, December 11th.


Advent calls us to share the light with others through our loving deeds.  At St Gabriel we will share our light with others by decorating our Hat and Mitten Tree.  There is a tree in the front foyer and it is our hat and mitten tree. We are looking to cover the tree with new hats, mittens, scarves and gloves.  All donations will be given to children in our partner school St Elizabeth and other schools in our school board where there are children who are in need of warm winter clothing.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our efforts to help others in our community.