Padua Franciscan High School’s 45th annual Christmas For Others campaign kicked off on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 with the help of contemporary Catholic musicians known as the Josh Blakesley Band. The group performed for a crowd of nearly 1,000 in the Gymnasium, spreading the message that we are called by Christ to serve others. They sang some of their hit songs, like “Our God is Good,” “Sing Hallelujah,” and a few Christmas carols. Click here to watch a clip of their performance.
Throughout the month of December, Padua students, faculty, staff and alumni will come together in the Franciscan spirit of giving. CFO is a program designed to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate.
Since its inception in 1971, CFO has raised nearly $500,000 for charity. CFO is the largest student-run fundraiser in Northeast Ohio. It is sponsored, organized and operated by the students, under the direction of Padua’s Key (Kiwanis) Club.
Christmas for Others 2016 will wrap up with Mass, a concert and distribution of goods to charities on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8 a.m.