FRIAR FAMILY GIVES BACK-St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City

St. Anthony'sJersey City, NJ – December 19, 2012 – Saint Anthony High School, a small, Catholic school in Jersey City with the powerhouse basketball team, continues to foster Christian values inside and outside the classroom. While many St. Anthony High School families were affected by Hurricane Sandy – they were the first to step up, along with faculty and staff on several community outreach programs during the past two months.

Friar Food Drive: The annual Thanksgiving food drive was postponed when Hurricane Sandy closed the school for nine days, but that did not stop the students and faculty from resurrecting the Friar Food Drive in early December. Through their efforts – the students of St. Anthony High School collected over 500 pounds of non-perishable food items that will go to food banks who continue to support families who are displaced by Hurricane Sandy.


Toy Drive: This year marks the 19th year that the Friar Family has “adopted” children from the Giving Tree. Gifts are purchased for children ranging in age from 1 – 12 from the Montgomery Gateway Association. With over 30 wrapped presents currently under the giving tree – there will be many lucky boys & girls this year.


Hurricane Sandy Relief: It was a heartwarming site seeing Friar Friends & Family rally together to support the Boys & Girls Club of Jersey City with donations of cleaning supplies and food items that were distributed by the City of Jersey City and the Red Cross.


Coach Hurley Basketball Clinic: Legendary Coach Bob Hurley hosted a basketball clinic for grammar school basketball players & coaches shortly after the hurricane. Proceeds of the clinic benefitted both Resurrection and St Mary schools.


Spreading Holiday Cheer: The St. Anthony High School Choir made several caroling visits in the Jersey City and Hoboken areas. This included an afternoon spent at Hoboken University Hospital caroling for patients in the pediatric and geriatric wards.


Miracles happen every day at Saint Anthony High School. They have been for sixty years.


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