For 25 years, the community of Sacred Heart Schools has been sharing our hearts with the people of Mingo County, West Virginia, through a Christmas Gift Drive. In reaching this milestone, this year Sacred Heart Schools officially named it the “Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive” in honor of Sister Mary Brendan Conlon, OSU, who created the partnership so long ago during the time she served in Mingo County with Christian Help.

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to deliver toys and gifts to Mingo County this year, but CHRISTMAS ISN’T CANCELED, and we can still share our hearts with the dear people in need. It is easy to give virtually through the interactive Christmas tree – each ornament will allow you to donate a Walmart Gift Card, Christmas meal basket or gift for a child! The Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive will run through December 7.

The Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive is one of the more treasured and special traditions at Sacred Heart. Thank you to Jordan Burns ’21, for creating this video commemorating the special relationship between SHA & Christian Help/ABLE Families. Visit to share your heart by donating to those in need today!