St. Patrick’s ‘Irish Miracle’ brings in record number of donations

8,753 bags of food (up from 7,953 last year) were collected, plus more than $1,000 in cash

Joseph Palko, chaplaincy leader at St. Patrick's Catholic High School, reports a record-breaking number of donations came from last Saturday's Irish Miracle campaign.

The organizers of the Saturday, Dec. 2 Irish Miracle, the annual event organized by students and volunteers associated with St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, are expressing gratitude after a record-breaking campaign to collect non-perishable food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Joseph Palko, chaplaincy leader at St. Pat’s, said the event brought in a record number of donations—by far.

“We had 8,753 bags of food donated,” said Palko. “We also collected over $1,000 in monetary donations. There was so much food, in fact, that some of our drop-offs ran out of space – a good problem to have.”

The next “related” event on the school’s calendar is “Cyclone Aid,” a tradition that began with the now-defunct St. Christopher’s Catholic High School, which is now part of the St. Patrick’s Catholic High School community.

That event will place in March 2018. More to come.

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