Villa Maria students bearing Christmas gifts visited children at St. Rose of Lima School in Philadelphia, coordinating the visit with Little Christmas. The children were delighted to receive the trucks, dolls, stuffed animals and other treats. They also enjoyed spending time with the Villa girls opening packages and playing with their new toys, and the children in Pre-K and kindergarten sang songs for their visitors.
St. Rose students in grades Pre-K through four received gifts. Grades five through eight received books for the Reading Olympics, purchased with some of the funds collected during the Villa Maria Mission Drive so that the children could participate in the Reading Olympics program.