Marian Catholic students collect toys, home items for families in need

Students at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights gather Christmas gifts and Food they collected in each homeroom for families who would not be able to provide gifts and food for their children this Christmas on Dec. 13, 2022. This annual Christmas drive, in its 64th year, served over 30 families with collections of more than 100 food, household and toiletry item for each family, and gifts for more than 60 children this season. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jessie Franklin and Marcel Gill Jr. load packages up on a cart. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Abigail Contro, Braylon Bailey and Brandon Youngkratz, members of the band, play Christmas songs. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Alana Canino checks over a food item. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Xavier Buford carries a box of gifts. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bailey Palmer and Ivorie Shelton sort through food items they collected with their classmates. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Aniyah Maxey puts gifts on a cart. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)