MILWAUKEE — St. Anthony School elementary students each received a wrapped gift on Wednesday, Dec. 21, thanks to the generosity of greater Milwaukee community members and St. Anthony faculty and staff.
Jaylani Avalos opens a Christmas gift in front of her classmates at St. Anthony School, Milwaukee, on Dec. 21. Each year, thanks to the generosity of greater Milwaukee community members and St. Anthony faculty and staff, every elementary school student at St. Anthony receives a Christmas gift before the start of Christmas vacation. (Catholic Herald photo by Peter Fenelon)
The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee donated about 500 gifts for distribution.
The children, dressed in pajamas, received and opened their gifts in a classroom decorated with a Christmas tree and a box decorated to look like a fireplace.
St. Anthony School, a pre-K to grade 12 school, located on five campuses in Milwaukee, has an enrollment of about 2,000 students.
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A child looks over the gift he received during the gift presentation at St. Anthony School, Milwaukee. (Catholic Herald photo by Peter Fenelon)
Hector Valdez, left, and classmate Carlos Juan-Pablo examine a Marvel Comics superhero Christmas present on Dec. 21. (Catholic Herald photos by Peter Fenelon)