Packages filled with Christmas gifts for some families stationed at Twentynine Palms military base in San Bernardino County are boxed up and ready to go.
The presents were collected at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano through its Operation Christmas Love campaign.
“Finding ways to practice that virtue of generosity and a sense of service, and a sense of giving, really is a beautiful takeaway from this experience,” said Charity Hauke, the special events coordinator at JSerra.
This year, Hauke said Christmas wish lists for 74 families were fulfilled by students, their families and staff.
Students like senior Christopher Kempf said making Christmas a little brighter for military families makes the holiday season extra special.
“Just alleviating that stress or that worry from those parents that are doing so much for us already; it’s the least we can do,” Kempf said.