St. Luke School eighth graders shop for toys for children at the Keizer Station Target: Haley Elsasser, Sam Fessler, Jackie Bernabe, Mauricio Maravilla, Kevin Huynh, Georgio Bustamante, Reese Miller, Isabel Gonzalez and Anna Koffler.
St. Luke School eighth graders shop for toys for children at the Keizer Station Target: Haley Elsasser, Sam Fessler, Jackie Bernabe, Mauricio Maravilla, Kevin Huynh, Georgio Bustamante, Reese Miller, Isabel Gonzalez and Anna Koffler.
WOODBURN — St. Luke School students had a busy season of service last month with several projects and initiatives benefitting the community.

The school held a paper products drive and collected 922 combined rolls of paper towels and toilet paper which were distributed to families in the Woodburn area through the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.

The eighth grade students also assisted the St. Vincent de Paul and parishioners in sorting, packing and distributing food boxes and gifts for members of the community.
In addition, the eighth graders held their annual hot cocoa sales to raise money for toys for children. Students sold hot cocoa during lunch throughout December and $312 was raised to purchase needed gifts. The eighth graders spent a morning shopping for the toys at the Keizer Station Target, where they were given a 10 percent discount on the purchases. All the toys were wrapped and donated to children in need just in time for Christmas.

“These traditions have become a special part of our Advent season at St. Luke School,” said Becky Williams, who teaches eighth grade. “It’s a beautiful representation of the works of service by our students and the generosity of our school community.”