Return to Headlines

BAMS Papa Noel

Hello Community Members, Parents, Family, and Friends of the BAMS Chain Reaction Club,

This holiday season, the Bellefonte Middle School’s Chain Reaction Club is continuing the tradition of Papa Noel at BAMS.  Papa Noel provides gift cards for students who otherwise might not receive a gift during the holiday season.  Last year fifty-six students received $25.00 gift cards.

We are reaching out to you for help.  Only with the help of generous benefactors, Chain Reaction fundraisers, and contributions from faculty and staff of the middle school can this program work.

If you would like to help, please consider purchasing a $25 Wal-Mart gift card and bringing or sending it to Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 North School Street   Bellefonte, PA 16823, attention Jennifer Kerr. (Please include the gift receipt for us to pass along with the card.)

If you would prefer, monetary donations would also be welcomed.   All gifts (for any amount) are greatly appreciated. Our treasurer will keep an itemized accounting of all donations and purchases which will be available for anyone to view upon request. Checks should be made payable to Jennifer Kerr (the Chain Reaction Club advisor) with “CRC – Papa Noel” in the memo space.

Chain Reaction members WILL NOT know the specific names of any recipients of the gift cards.   The role of CRC members in this activity is to raise money by selling refreshments at school functions and seeking donations from parents, families, and friends. Many students contribute their own money to this effort.  Members will ONLY be aware of our goal and of how many students will receive gift cards.  If you wish to help in this project, we would appreciate receiving your donation by December 14, 2018.

Thank you in advance for any help that you can give to provide students in difficult circumstances with a little extra cheer at this time of year.



Members of the Bellefonte Area Middle School Chain Reaction Club

Madison Melius, President

Kierra Narehood, Vice President

Katie Gearhart, Secretary

Hannah Coslo, Treasurers

Jennifer Kerr, Club Advisor

Samantha Hubley, Club Advisor