Michael Barney, Senior Leadership Club adviser at Jefferson High School, feels that the event is vital to the Leadership Club at Jefferson.
“For the past eight years, our school has been involved with the Catholic Charities Christmas party,” said Barney. “Its impact is tremendous, and it shows the students the importance of giving back to their community.”
“It takes a lot of dedication to spend one’s personal time doing volunteer work in the community,” Geraghty said. “ I am very proud to be a part of a school that puts so much pride in volunteering. It’s a great feeling knowing that we are helping to make the community a better place.”
The students of Senior Leadership Club agreed that it is important to give back to the community, and that the Catholic Charities Christmas event showed them just how rewarding it could be. The seniors expressed their hope that participation in this event continues for years to come because it gave them a sense of appreciation for not just the holidays, but for life itself, and the many things in life that people take for granted.