Chaminade Students Assist Others Through Christmas Toy Drive

By Patrick Grindel ‘18

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As Catholics, we seek to help the less fortunate, and in the Advent season, charity is emphasized. From Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 16, Chaminade is running the annual Christmas Toy Drive. During this time, students are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys which will be given to charity. Last year, an abundance of gifts was donated to Dryden Street School in Westbury. Jack Hardy ‘18 notes, “The Christmas Toy Drive is a great time for the student body to give to the less fortunate during the holiday season. It is the time of year for all of us to reflect and be thankful for what we have, so this event truly embodies the values we hold as Catholics.” Donations will be collected in the Darby Auditorium Lobby before and after school for the duration of the drive.

Chaminade’s GSO Helps the Community through a Christmas Toy Drive

By Patrick Grindel ‘18

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Chaminade’s General Student Organization, commonly referred to as the GSO, has been collecting new, unwrapped gifts for the past few weeks.  Led by Senior GSO moderator, Mr. Casey Giordano ‘93, the club procured these gifts, and donated them to Dryden Street School in Westbury.  Many students made sure to bring in their gifts and drop them off in the Darby Auditorium lobby throughout the collection which began on December 2.  

On December 14, GSO closed the collection, and loaded up the truck with a plethora of bags filled with gifts.  “These gifts are going to make Christmas much more special for many of the students at Dryden Street School,” said GSO member Kieran Rodriguez ‘18.  “Donating gifts is a great thing to do. GSO helps the community and shows outside schools what Chaminade is all about!”