This year, the Assumption School’s Advent Outreach Project was the collection and delivery of approximately 175 care packages to the children at Metro Health Breton Clinic. The Assumption students tied fleece blankets for the project and used the blankets to wrap up a pair of pajamas and a children’s book as Christmas gifts for the patients at the clinic. On Friday, Dec. 18, the student council representatives were able to visit the clinic (as shown in the photograph) and personally present some of the gifts to children there.
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