During Christmas, the students of St. James-Holy Redeemer Catholic School held their long-standing annual tradition of giving through the “Adopt-a-Family” Christmas Project. Each grade, from transitional kindergarten through eight, “adopted” a less fortunate family from the parish of St. Augustine Church in nearby Culver City. The goal was to donate, according to the wish list of each member of the family, something that would give joy and hope, and be a reminder that the savior was born and God loves all.
Each family received various gifts and donations from the students of each class that adopted them, brightening the holiday season for the family. As the gifts were delivered to the church hall, it brought a tremendous sense of caring and satisfaction to the students, knowing that in some small way they helped spread joy and cheer to the children of these families.