The St. Michael the Archangel High School Student Council held a Christmas toy drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Students in ninth through 12th grades collected more than 500 toys and almost $500, which Student Council officers used to purchase toys and other items for children ages 12 and under.

The success of the drive was due to a contest among home rooms, which religion teacher Donna Bass’ class won. Overall, the seniors collected the most toys and received the class cup spirit points for this event.

“It is important for us as high school students, who are fortunate enough to receive a quality education from St. Michael High School, to come together during this Advent season as a student body and give back to those in need by doing something good for others,” said Student Council President Caroline Campagna.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, nonprofit, charitable organization, which has a history of service to the needy of our community.

For more information on St. Michael High School and their involvement with St. Vincent DePaul and other area nonprofit organizations, visit www.smhsbr.org or contact Advancement Director Josh Galasso at (225) 753-9782.