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Bellarmine Supports Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive

Bellarmine students and staff members with a sampling of gifts collected during the school’s successful Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive. (photo courtesy Shawn Descourouez).

By Brian Adams

The holiday season was a bit brighter for many families in our area thanks to the efforts of members of the Bellarmine College Prep community.

Working with the nonprofit agency Family Giving Tree, which expected to realize 80,000 gift wishes during the holiday season for low income youth, teens, and senior citizens, Bellarmine helped fulfill 310 gift wishes, generated more than $1,983 funds online (the equivalent of an additional 52 gift wishes granted), and donated more than $3,800 in retail gift cards and monetary contributions.    

Bellarmine’s Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive, which occurred December 2 through 10 and followed the school’s successful Winter Warmth Drive in November, was coordinated through the Bellarmine Christian Service Program (CSP) team, led by Steve Pinkston and Anne Maloney and CSP staff members Shawn Descourouez and alumni volunteer Thomas Dines; with significant support received from members of the Agape Club; Varsity and JV soccer team players and coaches; and several additional Bellarmine faculty, staff, and parent volunteers.