I love this project! Christmas can be such an overly-commercialized holiday. But every child deserves some presents under the tree. And helping other people is a good reminder of what the season is really about: celebrating the birth of the Christ child, who was born to poor parents who would soon have to flee political persecution. As an adult, Jesus taught us that when we help the less fortunate, we are helping him. This project is one way that we at Saint David’s seek to honor our Lord.
As a non-shopper, I didn’t actually participate, I am ashamed to say! (Thankfully, my wife did!!) That makes me particularly grateful to the many people who have responded so generously to this project every year and who help me to get into the true Christmas spirit. God bless you all!