CLARK, NJ - There are many ways to reach out to help those in need during this time of pandemic. Two students at St. John the Apostle School recently developed, designed, and delivered an idea on their own.

The sisters, Lucy and Marcella Juncroft saw the suffering of those impacted by the pandemic and wanted to create a remembrance. They decided to make angels to decorate a tree. Marcell writes in her own words…

“My sister and I saw the impact Covid-19 had on people this year - some lost their jobs and some lost their lives. We wanted to do something to help and so we spent the summer making ‘memory angels’,” said Marcell. “These angels are ornaments to be sold at our church to commemorate loved ones who have passed away.”

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The girls plan to make and sell them to help those most in need at this time.

“On or near Christmas, a priest will bless all the angles hanging on a special tree outside the church,” Marcella said. “The angels will be selling for $3 and all proceeds will be donated to the parish food bank.”

She continued, “The food bank serves hungry people in our area. We made all the angels out of salt dough, painted them, created tags, and strung ribbon as decoration. We think this is a good idea to help both those who are struggling with putting food on the table and those who are grieving lost loved ones. “

School officials said it was wonderful to see creativity and caring from the youngest members of our community.

Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  They are committed to serve all regardless of race, nationality or religion.  To prepare students to be responsible adults in an ever-changing world, their goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as instill spiritual, moral and social values.    Call the school office at 732-388-1360 for additional information or visit their website at www.sjanj.org.