Advent Angels raise $1,108 for local charities


St. Mary Academy - Bay View’s Lower and Middle School community raised $1,108 through their Advent Angel project this December. Each student was given a paper angel ornament to take home, decorate and return in an envelope with a donation. The angel ornaments hang on a Christmas tree in the lobby of Bay View’s St. Joseph Hall. The money collected has been given to benefit Re-Focus, a Sister of Mercy sponsored program that works with adults with differing developmental and physical needs, and the Sister Hilda Polar Express, which collects gifts and donations for area families in need.