St. Mary School students help seniors by filling ‘hygiene bags’ – Parkersburg News and Sentinel

St. Mary School students help seniors by filling ‘hygiene bags’ – Parkersburg News and Sentinel

MARIETTA — Singing along with Christmas carols as they filled 700 bags with towels and toiletries, students from St. Mary School said they were excited to serve seniors from Washington and Wood counties Tuesday.

“It was pretty fun and it makes me feel good that we’re giving to someone who needs it,” said Sofia Villarrueta, 10, of Marietta. “And I liked working with the little ones, they’re cute.”

Villarrueta was one of 161 students who filled hygiene bags to go to seniors through FaithLink, a volunteer care giving program based in Parkersburg that works with Comfort Keepers, a home health service for seniors in Wood and Washington counties.

“It started out with just them helping us sort all of the donated items,” said Melissa Ogden, program coordinator of FaithLink. “But then Laraine Miller asked if they could make it a whole service project for the school and this took off.”

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