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The Christmas Project Team: On a Mission

The Christmas Project Team: On a Mission

For 20 years, The Christmas Project at Central Catholic has been delivering a Merry Christmas to local families in need.

This year’s leadership team has partnered with Catholic Charities and Lazarus House to provide gifts to families and is rallying the CCHS Community to support this important effort. 

They need your help!

The Christmas Project logo - bring JOY to our community

How you can make a difference:

  • Donate through Venmo
    • Venmo: @CCHS_Missions
    • Please include "The Christmas Project" in the "What's it for?" section.
  • Donate by Credit Card
  • Donate with a Check
    • Please write a check payable to Central Catholic High School, include "The Christmas Project" in the memo line, and mail to:
      • Campus Ministry, Central Catholic High School, 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence, MA 01841
  • Contribute a Case of Beverages
    • Students can bring in cases of beverages to CCHS to support the cause. These beverages should be:
      • water,
      • juice boxes, and
      • juice pouches.
    • Cases of beverages should be dropped off in Room 231.
    • Please do not bring in any glass bottles, as they cannot be accepted.
    • Please make sure that your donation of beverage cases is not expired. (Thank you for this extra step!)
  • Donate $25 Gift Cards
    • We are also collecting donations of $25 gift cards to the following stores:
      • Target
      • Walmart
      • Marshalls
    • Gift cards can be brought to Campus Ministry, put directly into the collection boxes, or handed off to the staff leaders

Donations are needed by Tuesday, December 14!

Please reach out to a student leader or adult leader with any questions.

The Christmas Project Team

Student Leaders

  • Maggie O’Rourke '22 
  • Ryan Hebert '22
  • Santany Sanchez '23

Adult Leaders

  • Mrs. Vicki Blaszak, Campus Minister
  • Mrs. Diana Chase, Religious Studies Teacher
  • Mr. Tim Hart '85, Religious Studies Teacher

We’re glad to help!


A Lasting Legacy of Love

Students with gifts

The Christmas Project was created in 2001 by CCHS alumna Ms. Elizabeth (Borrelli '04) Richards as a sophomore at Central Catholic when she approached faculty member Mr. Joe Lynch with an idea to adopt over 40 families for Christmas. 

Twenty-one years later, students continue to fulfill this legacy of kindness and love.

Students with gifts
Student holding a bag of gifts
Students and staff
Student holding a box of gifts

Thank you to the Christmas Project Team and to everyone who has supported the Christmas Project!

Students and staff in front of a Christmas tree

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.