This holiday season, students at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School have teamed up with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown to help make Christmas bright for seven children within two area families.
Every angel on the tree is marked with information describing a child, their interests and what they would like to receive for Christmas if they could make a wish.
“It’s almost a random selection. You just pick an angel and you go and you just think about how happy it’s going to make that kid by receiving that gift,” said Morgan Kiesewetter.
Kiesewetter is a senior at Bishop Guilfoyle and chairs the Celebration Committee. The committee is responsible for gathering the gifts once all of the wishes displayed on the angels have been collected, wrapping them and as Kiesewetter describes it, “sending them on their way”.
She added that students enjoy making the wishes of the children come true and even though they will not meet the families, she would also like to send this Christmas message: “They’re always in our prayers; we’re always thinking of them. We’re trying to give a little part of us to them.”