This year's Christmas giving project was a bigger success comparing it to last year's similar endeavor. A total of 263 families benefited from the project, well over the 160 recipient families of last year. In a marked departure from previous years where parishioners picked from a Christmas tree the items they will be donating, this year the parish listed out the items that were thought to be what one would like to find in a Christmas basket. It included spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, rice, cheese, powdered milk, powdered juice, noodles, sausages, corned beef, coffee, sugar and sardines. Cash was also accepted. All these were made ready for distribution on the morning of Christmas Eve through the hardworking men and women of the Social Services and Development Ministry of the parish.
Through the generosity of the parishioners, more families were given the chance to experience Christ's kindness and warmth this Yuletide season.