The National Honor Society at Lauralton Hall sponsored the Christmas Stocking Drive for the Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport in December.

All month, the homerooms coordinated the donations to make this a school-wide event. Stockings were stuffed for mothers and children and they were delivered, along with Christmas cards containing gift cards to various stores including Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Stop and Shop.

Along with all of that, two large boxes of Candy Books (lifesaver books, gummy books, etc) and filled plastic candy canes were given to supplement the Christmas events at the center. In the end, a total of 74 stockings, 63 gift cards, 53 candy books and 38 filled candy canes were collected.

The Mercy Learning Center was established in 1987, opening its doors to low-income, undereducated, marginalized women in the Bridgeport community. Its goal is to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.