Posted on December 13, 2016 · Posted in Academic News, Blog, General, News

The St. Laurence Chapter of the National Honor Society set a school record for their annual toy drive this year.

Putting the school to a task of donating 600 toys, the students and faculty rallied together to collect 642 toys as of last Friday. With more toys trickling in on Monday, the group was approaching 700 toys. All of this was done out of the kindness of the school’s heart, with no incentives such as dress down days or days off of school offered.

The NHS split up their donations between two charities: Toys for Tots and the Ronald McDonald House. Toys for Tots came to St. Laurence on Monday to pick up half of the toys, while NHS members delivered the other half to the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday morning.

As a school rooted in the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education, the NHS and the entire school displayed the third Essential Element, “Stand in Solidarity with those Marginalized by Poverty and Injustice,” through this act of kindness. We are very proud of all involved.