For nearly 50 years, Sacred Heart Academy has been holding their annual Stocking Drive to provide gifts for area children. The Student Council (STUCO) has spearheaded this outreach project.
In late November STUCO representatives provide students with the gender and grade of a child to fill a stocking for. Suggested items include small toys, toiletries, winter hats, mittens and scarves, art and school supplies. The drive culminates when the entire school joins in Chapel for the annual Christmas Prayer Service with students, faculty and staff, and administrators placing their stockings on the altar. STUCO then distributes stockings to schools in New Haven — St. Francis/St. Rose, St. Martin de Porres, and public elementary schools.