Saint Mary’s PTO, on behalf of parents, wants to acknowledge the dedication and service of the very special Saint Mary’s school faculty and staff during this Advent season. As such, the PTO has established a voluntary monetary collection called the Wise Men’s Purse.

The Wise Men’s Purse is a community collection that will be evenly distributed among Saint Mary’s Catholic School faculty and staff in celebration of Christmas. This collection is a fair and equitable way to share the generosity of many, and to do so in a manner in accordance with the giving policies set forth by the Diocese of Richmond. While individual classroom teachers are readily identified by students as “their” teacher, each teacher is supported by colleagues who create a loving and caring team. It is the PTO Board’s desire to acknowledge the contributions each faculty and staff member makes to the success of every child at Saint Mary’s.

Participation in Wise Men’s Purse is voluntary. Donations may be made online or by check sent in to the office labeled Wise Men’s Purse.

Donations will be accepted from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 11 (we will need time to prepare the checks for disbursement) (extended to Sunday, December 13). You may give as little or as much as you want; donations will be recognized by family name but without specific associated dollar amount.

Please consider showing your support in this first-time effort to express gratitude to all of our teachers and staff during the Christmas season.  Please click here to go to the Wise Men’s Purse Donation Page.

God bless you and your family as we prepare for the birth of Christ our King!