SBEC assists St. Martin Center with gift drive

Each year, St. Martin Center collects and distributes gifts to Erie children. This year St. Benedict Education Center (SBEC) partnered with them to spread Christmas joy. The second floor at SBEC was used as a staging area, and on December 18 and 19 families came to the education center to pick up their gifts. Over 1200 children are going to receive just what they asked Santa for – and all because of the generosity of others. SBEC participants worked to label all of the “stars” that identified each child, and staff volunteered time to help hand out presents.

“Almost every room was filled with brightly colored bags, and the smiles on everyone’s face reminded us again that the spirit of Christmas is all about the giving,” said Nancy Sabol, SBEC Executive Director. “St. Martin Center volunteer director Rita Zawacki and her contingent of helpers do an amazing job, and we were thrilled to be a part of the festivities this year.”

Click here to visit the SBEC web page and learn more about this Benedictine ministry.