|Volunteers wrapped and gave out donated toys|
Washington, DC –
More than 150 children and their families received a little
bit of Christmas cheer in the nation’s capitol city this
Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC, hosted its annual
Angel for a Day event this month. Young men and
women, many ECYD and Regnum Christi members, volunteered to serve
holiday refreshments and wrap and give out donated toys collected
from their local schools and parishes in the area.
Guests enjoyed cotton
candy, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs and Christmas cookies.
The children played games including mini-basketball, bean bag and ring
toss, leap frog, mini-soccer, and “monster-head smash.”
“The purpose of the event
was to provide a fun-filled afternoon for underprivileged children and
their families,” said Fr. Michael Sliney, LC, who serves in
the Washington DC area and helped during the event.
“A special thanks goes out to all of the
parents and high school leaders who made this event happen,
as well as to James Hernandez (Regional Director of LTP),
Br. James Wilson, LC, and Br. Terrance Allen, LC, and
of course, to Bishop Martin Holley who came to the
event in support.”
|Bishop Martin Holley (left) poses with Fr. Michael Sliney LC (center) and friends during the Angel for a Day event|