Santa Clara University

Room number: 42

This is truly what Christmas is about!

Anna Stockel '89

Anna Stockel ’89 founded Christmas Angels and continues as the chief organizer of this secret group of elves who strive to bring Christmas cheer to those whose holidays are often bleak.  Christmas Angels is group of anonymous people who band together every year to provide a Christmas (tree, decorations, stockings with candies, Christmas dinner, presents, and needed household items) to a family who otherwise can barely afford life's basic necessities.  While the St. Vincent De Paul Society nominated Renita and her two boys to be Mercury News Wish Book recipients, they were not selected.  The good news is that the Christmas Angels are in contact with the Wish Book and adopted Renita aslong with several families who are not picked by Wish Book.  The Christmas Angels truly delivered to these families and gave them a much needed happy Christmas. 

This is truly what Christmas is about!