JOHN RIGLEY FOOD DRIVE
One of the major ways St. Mary School students and families put their FAITH IN ACTION is by participating in our 1st Friday Food Drives. SMS has been hosting these food drives for many years and items collected are donated to the John Rigley Food Pantry run by St. Mary Church. John Rigley was a Deacon at St. Mary Church for many years, and he ran the food pantry there. After his death, the food bank was named in his honor, and to this day it continues to help families in the community who are struggling to put food on their table. So, every 1st Friday of the month, students are asked to bring in an item(s) to contribute to the collection. Our school family has embraced this initiative and our monthly collections make a big difference in filling the shelves at the pantry. Each month, we help our Parish keep up with the ever growing demand of families in our area. Some months the pantry may be more specific as to what they are in need of, and we will communicate that to you. It is one of the many ways we “Live the Message of Jesus,” by giving Christian service to those in need. Thank you again for helping us to teach our children the importance of putting our Faith in Action by not just saying, but actually meaning it when we say: LIVE THE MESSAGE OF JESUS.
“GIT YOUR PINK ON” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
On Friday, October 19th the 8th grade sponsored a “Get Your Pink On” day with all proceeds going to the Get in Touch Foundation! For a $2 donation, SMS students and staff supported Breast Cancer Awareness and WORE PINK! We raised $815 for the Get in Touch Foundation!
TEDDY BEARS FROM KINDERGARTEN
On Friday, October 26th, the Kindergarten Kids collected NEW Teddy Bears to donate to the Surgi Center at Milford Hospital. Approximately 200 children have surgery there each year and these donations will help them forget for a moment what they have gone through and hopefully put a smile on their faces. Due to the past year’s overwhelming response, we have been able to provide the ER and the Milford Hospital Walk-In Center with Teddy Bears as well. It is our goal to be able to do the same this year.
Thank you for helping us to warm a heart and make a difference.
Love, The Kindergarten Kids
THANKS FOR GIVING FOOD DRIVE
Thank you for supporting our Girl Scouts on Friday, November 2nd by donating food for the “Thanks for Giving” food drive.
For the 4th year we collected extra Halloween Candy, toothbrushes, toothpaste (travel size), and dental floss to send care packages to our troops at home and abroad on Thursday & Friday, November 1st & 2nd. Thanks to your support we collected 305 pounds of goodies that have been sent to those serving around the world!
COLLECTION FOR BETH-EL CENTER
Winter is on it's way, so let us help those less fortunate. On Friday November 9th, our Cub Scouts will be collecting $2 from each student to help them purchase winter items for our friends at the shelter.
JUVENILE DIABETES AWARENESS DAY
"WEAR BLUE FOR DIABETES AWARENESS" was held on Friday, Nov. 30th. For a $2 (or more) donation (100% of proceeds to be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund), students replaced the upper portion of their uniform with something blue. Raising funds for this charity that does so much for so many children, including several of our own.