St. Thomas Aquinas College communication students recently hosted a Santa Fest to support People to People. People to People has an initiative called Project Joy. Project Joy seeks to provide holiday gifts to children in more than 800 low-income families in Rockland County. Students dressed in holiday-themed costumes for a Santa Fest and joined the #GivingTuesday movement on November 28th to raise awareness and donations for Project Joy. #GivingTuesday is a “global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.” Diane Serratore, executive director of People to People, states “I am thrilled to partner with STAC students and join the #GivingTuesday movement because Project Joy isn’t just about toys and gifts during the holidays, it’s an opportunity to raise awareness of hunger in Rockland.”
The #GivingTuesday Santa Fest at St. Thomas Aquinas College will feature a festival gathering of scores of Santa-clad students posing for pictures, taking challenges, and enjoying games. Over 800 families in Rockland County will be served from this holiday gift drive all while spreading information about People to People’s mission.