by Molly Clark '16
Everyone loves the peaceful, cozy feeling that Christmas brings, but unfortunately people lose sight of the wellbeing of others during this time of gift giving and cheer. CSJ club helped children in need.
CSJ’s Pictures With Santa event was meant to not only give Fontbonne students a break in their busy days to take a photo, but also to be a charity drive for children in need. Funds raised from the event went toward research for childhood cancer, in hopes that more children will be able to have a happy and healthy holiday season.
Students and faculty were be able to take photos with Santa on the days of December 14 to 16 during periods 3 through 7 in the cafeteria. CSJ members were confident that the optimal timing allowed for the maximum amount of donations to be made. Members of the club were enthusiastic to see how new students reacted to the annual charity.
While four days of charity may seem like a large window of time, it does pass quickly, especially during this time when we are all scurrying around hallways and classrooms to wrap up lessons and chapters before winter break begins. So students and faculty are encouraged to come and take their photo with Santa as soon as it is convenient for them, and truly make this the season of giving by donating money solely for the benefit of someone else.
Students and faculty were encouraged to take their pictures more than once. Santa varied from period to period. People took the charity as an opportunity to meet every version of Santa, a Santa Spectrum.
Whatever the motivation, CSJ club was more than happy to have the Fontbonne community come to Ita Ford building and to create a special memory during the festive weeks before Christmas.