Service to Others
At St. Charles we understand that part of answering the call of Jesus Christ is being of service to those around us. St. Charles School participates in many programs that allow our students to serve others in need. Our students have participated in programs such as Feed My Starving Children, Operation Rice Bowl, and food drives. In addition to these programs, students have other opportunities to assist and support programs, such as PROLIFE Across AMERICA, Franciscan Brothers of Peace, and Sharing and Caring Hands. Support for these types of programs has included but not limited to bake sales, Jeans Pass for Charity days, and food collection drives. In recent years, St. Charles students and families have assisted various schools and orphanages in Guatemala through the collection and shipment of thousands of pounds of school supplies and clothing. Our 7th and 8th grade students are required to perform a minimum of 45 hours of service during these two years reinforcing our commitment to serving others.
Feed My Starving Children
St. Charles students in 4th through 8th grade spend a day each year at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids. This organization provides a great connection between our students and third-world countries. Students pack meals that go to those in need around the world and before they leave the site they find out how many meals they provided. It’s usually 50,000 or more!
Cards for local Nursing homes
This is an act of service that our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students participate in each year. The students send messages of love and care through handmade cards. These cards go to elderly members of our community who take great joy in receiving these greetings.
Dollar Out-of-Uniform Days
Sometimes service and supporting others can be fun! These days happen throughout the year when students are allowed to be out of uniform and in turn make a donation of $1 or more toward a certain cause or need.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
This food drive gives our student the opportunity to contribute to those struggling in our local community. Each year St. Charles collects hundreds of pounds of food for the local food shelf.
Operation Rice Bowl
This project usually coincides with Lent and supports worldwide efforts by Catholic Relief Services. This is another project that reaches those members of our global community living in extreme poverty.
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