Today, we celebrated the anticipation of a special Villa tradition, our Family Mass and Picnic.…
On #GIVINGTUESDAY, November 29, students and families from Villa Maria Academy once again sponsored children through the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity Holiday Program.
For several years now, Villa families have been sponsoring children through the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity’s (dvcconline.org) Holiday Program which matches sponsors with children in need. As sponsors, families fulfill wish lists for their assigned child for the holidays. The suggested items such as warm clothing, toys and food for the child help to provide comfort and delight during the winter season.
Villa is blessed that we were able to offer the Villa community the opportunity to “adopt” a child or children in need, through our Villa Angel Program. Villa proudly partnered again this year with the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity (dvcconline.org) to bring this very special program to the hearts of the Villa Maria community. Villa was privileged to sponsor over 150 children!
“This is one of my favorite things we do here at Villa,” said Jennifer Nehr, Villa mom and coordinator of the Villa Angel program. “Our families are so generous!”
Villa was also lucky enough to have two of our eighth graders as Youth Ambassadors for the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity, Alexandra T. and Norah C.. Both girls help to foster interest and support in DVCC among friends and family, as well as running and managing special projects including the Holiday Program and the Easter Basket Drive. Each of these charity drives Villa participates in are wonderful examples of kids helping kids.
Villa’s collection of gifts took place on November 29 and 30. We were so happy to be a part of #GIVINGTUESDAY again this year. Cars lined the Motherhouse drive in the morning and the generosity from families was overwhelming! Bags overloaded with gifts and bicycles galore, gifts tied with ribbons and bows, filled the bins.
Thank you to all our Villa Angels for helping to give over 150 children a wonderful Christmas! And to Ally and Norah, our two eighth grade Delaware Valley Children’s Charity Youth Ambassadors and their volunteers for preparing the envelopes for our sponsors! And a big thank you to Villa mom, Jen Nehr, for organizing the Villa Angels program with your team of volunteers who helped to collect all the gifts! We are grateful to all of you.