St. Jerome students aid kids in different ways
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Two students at the St Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua organized a local food drive in support of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Christmas food distribution. St Jerome Regional School student Mission Representatives Annette Ritzko and Olivia Agosti held their drive at their school this month as a community assistance project they are tasked to do each month via the Holy Childhood Association, a Catholic mission society for children in kindergarten through grade eight. HCA asks Catholic children in the United States and around the world to be missionaries by sharing their love, caring, and faith in Jesus with children at home and all over the world. Last month, they helped the Ronald McDonald House Charities. In December, they are helping the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626 Toys For Tots Campaign. St Jerome students can bring new unwrapped Toys For Tots donations to the school until December 7th. Pictured from left are Dylan Blashock (grade 1, age 7), Nicholas Onea(grade 3, age 8), Emma Coccio (grade 2, age 8), Jacob Triano (grade 4, age 10), Tyler Wackley (grade 6, age 12) Ian Myers(grade 5, age 11), HCA mission representatives Annette Ritzko (grade 7, age 13), and Olivia Agosti (grade 8, age 13).