WESTFIELD, NJ -- As the Holy Trinity School community continues to observe Lent by participating in acts of service, the eighth grade students created Easter baskets to be distributed to children who are less fortunate through Saint Joseph’s Social Services in Elizabeth.

“We all decided how much we enjoyed receiving them when we were younger, and we want to make sure that other children have the same opportunity”, stated Anna Maliakal, Class of 2021’s Outstanding Catholic Graduate. 

Each eighth grade student purchased snacks and toys and worked together to create a colorful fun filled basket. Twenty-four completed baskets will be delivered to Saint Joseph’s this week.

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“We had so much fun planning, buying, and creating these Easter baskets as one of our 8th Grade Lenten activities. It makes me feel really good to know a child will get the basket I made," added Maliakal.

“Our students are always finding ways to help others,” said Dr. Adele Ellis, principal of Holy Trinity. “We try to connect with local groups as much as possible.”

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate our students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically, while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. This will enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches, and communities in an ever-changing world.