When the Christmas season comes around year after year, many SHA alumnae are taken back to their winters at the Academy. Since December of 1972, SHA has held the Annual Christmas Stocking Drive to benefit New Haven children in need. As the celebration of the birth of Christ draws closer, we are inspired by a spirit of giving and moved to help those less fortunate then ourselves.
The Christmas Stocking Drive is a way for alumnae to get involved with something they loved during their days at SHA. Each December, the stockings are brought up to the altar of the SHA chapel during the annual Christmas Stocking Paraliturgy.
Though this event is not exclusive for alumnae, alumnae are invited to take part in the Stocking Drive along with Sacred Heart Academy’s current students. In this way, alumnae remain connected with the traditions, as well as the fun and meaningful activities that are still part of life at SHA today.
A special thank you to the Alumnae Stocking Stuffers of 2014 for putting together over 100 stockings, a new alumnae record!
Mary Brunell Pursell '82Chairperson
If you'd like to help with the planning and organization of the upcoming Christmas Stocking activity, please contact Sr. Mariette Moan, Director of Alumnae Relations.
Sr. Mariette Moan, ASCJ, '77Director of Alumnae Relationsalumnae@sacredhearthamden.org203-287-8181, x313
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