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Students at Pasadena School Support Families of Military Servicemembers By Buying Them Christmas Trees

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 | 5:35 am

La Salle College Preparatory High School in Pasadena hosted its annual Christmas Tree Sale and Fundraiser for this holiday season, with proceeds going to support the families of military servicemembers stationed at Fort Irwin, Calif., home of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center.

Members of the La Salle Prep school community purchased more than 150 Christmas trees that were donated to families at Fort Irwin, a La Salle College Preparatory statement said. The trees were picked up on Friday, December 3.

The trees were gifted as a way to thank the families for their sacrifices, to keep our country safe.

The project was pursued in partnership For Families of Active Military, a Yorba Linda-based nonprofit organization that also donates to service members, most often at Fort Irwin and Camp Pendleton.

La Salle College Preparatory, at 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., said service and giving back are woven into the fabric of La Salle’s community.

“The school is grateful for the opportunity to support our military families during the holiday season,” the statement said.

Founded in 1956, La Salle College Preparatory is a diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.

Like other La Sallian schools in more than 80 countries worldwide, La Salle College Preparatory High School is founded on the belief that Saint John Baptist de La Salle started sharing when he opened his first school in Reims, his birthplace in northeastern France, in 1679: that salvation for the young, the poor, and the disadvantaged could come from a community of teachers who would provide them with a human and Christian education in the Christian schools.

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