In conjunction with Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Centurion Athletic Teams, together with St. John Paul II High School Organizations and Clubs banded together once again for the annual "Family in Need" Campaign.
16 families were selected by Catholic Charities as a Family in Need, and 16 STJPII Groups teamed-up to help provide a Merry Christmas for those families.
The 16 Groups included:
- STJPII Administration
- Baseball Team/Tennis Team
- Boys Basketball Team/Volleyball Team
- Girls Basketball Team/Track/Cross Country
- Cheer/Drill Teams
- Challenge Team/Swimming Team/STEM
- Football Team
- Health Careers/Rotary Interact/Legati Circle/Yearbook
- National Honor Society/Art
- Softball Team/Golf Team
- Boys Soccer Team/Girls Soccer Team/National Spanish Honor Society
- St. Francis’ Gardening Club/National English Honor Society
- STJPII Student Council
- Theatre Arts/Voices That Care
- Top Choice Catering
The groups provided non-perishable foods, toys from the children's Christmas lists, Gift Cards for the families, and ornaments for Christmas Trees that were donated by HEB.
The Centurion Baseball Team and Tennis Team were given a family of war-refugees that included a single mom with five girls and one boy. The kids were need of beds, medicine, and had various Christmas wishes.
The baseball/tennis group donated toys, clothes, beauty supplies, stuffed-stockings, and ornaments for the tree. Over $450 was donated by the group for the gifts.
The Baseball Team then coordinated with Shop With A Cop. Shop With a Cop who had already met with the family, allowed this family a second day of bonus shopping and a turkey dinner for Christmas, because of their situation. Shop with a Cop also set up a deal with Mattress Firm, who was kind enough to donate brand new beds for the family who desperately needed them.
We are so very proud of our STJPII Centurion Family for exemplifying the reason for the season.