Monday, November 19, 2012

Being an Active Christian - giving service to others

Thanksgiving is the season for giving, the season for giving out food boxes - for being of assistance to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

The faculty and students of All Saints Catholic School donated food to St. Vincent de Paul for their Thanksgiving food box project. Food was also donated by parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish.

Each class carried their food over to our cafeteria that was made into a huge warehouse store.

147 boxes were given out to 799 people during the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm
 on Monday, November 19th.

The 7th and 8th graders worked their service hours by handing out food to each family as they came through the line to help fill their Thanksgiving boxes.

In asking the students if they liked helping the St. Vincent de Paul Society by giving out the food they all said "Yes". They felt sorry for the people, were surprised at how many people there were and that some of them were young. One gentleman was a Vietnam Vet who was disabled now from the war.

Their next service project is serving the Thanksgiving dinner to parents, grandparents and students tomorrow.  They are doing one of our school's SLEs (School Wide Learning Expectations) to be an active Christian who takes part in service projects.

1 comment:

  1. It's always good to see children at such young ages understand and experience the importance of giving back. I believe getting children involved at an early age lays a good foundation for how they will become as adults.