Learning to serve Jesus’ earthly family is important to our school family. We foster community service programs that help our students develop this value. Children experience the pleasure of helping those less fortunate and learn that their good deeds not only benefit those that they are helping but also prove to be rewarding and bring them closer to God. Listed below are only a few examples.
Keep the Heat on
Students donate $1 for a “dress down” day. Funds raised on this particular day are donated to ‘Keep the Heat On’ a heating assistance program of last resort sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.
The Giving Tree
Each December, a Christmas tree is located in the school foyer. This tree is decorated with ornaments that have items to be collected printed on them. The items are usually monetary denominations for gift cards to local supermarkets or general merchandise retail stores.
Students bring canned goods to the school where they congregate before bringing cheer to the neighbors of St. Mary School by Christmas caroling. Canned goods are later donated to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Other Community Service Opportunities
- Food Drives
- Clothing Drives
- Holiday Giving Projects
- Ronald McDonald House
- Visiting Area Nursing Facilities
- Math-a-thon for St. Jude’s Hospital
- Dress Down Days for local charities
- The Tomorrow Fund Walk