One of the characteristics that is ingrained in the fabric of our students is service to others. Here are some examples of how St. Mary School students have been putting Faith Into Action.
Halloween Costume Collection
St. Mary School recently collected gently used Halloween costumes for an organization called NeighborWorks New Horizons in New Haven. Our families were very generous this year and there were about 100 costumes in total collected! They were distributed to three separate housing complexes in New Haven, so those children have the opportunity to dress up and enjoy Halloween.
Meriden Humane Society Collection
Last year Mrs. Kisiel’s Kindergarten class collected coins throughout the
year – pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and by the end of the year the
class had accumulated $52! They then donated it to the Meriden Humane Society which is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. A good example of how saving a little at a time can make a big difference.
Birthright Toy Tag Sale
A big thanks to our generous students who donated a huge carload of used
toys that were then sold at St. Aeden’s Church in New Haven at their Annual Toy
Tag Sale. Proceeds from this event go to the Greater New Haven Chapter of
Birthright, which is a crisis pregnancy center whose mission is to provide
loving support to pregnant woman in difficult situations.
John Rigley Food Bank Collection
The first Friday of every month, students from Saint Mary School donate food items to the John Rigley Food Bank, located at the church. This Food Bank helps families in need throughout our community. The students have embraced the goal of helping those in need and have made huge contributions to the Food Bank throughout the years, and we are off to a great start this year. This time of year, we will be collecting for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Make a Difference Day Teddy Bear Collection
This year, our 11th year participating, the SMS Kindergarten was able to donate over 300 teddy bears to the Milford Hospital, the Walk-In Center & the Surgi Center with your support. Thank you for helping us make this year’s “Make a
Difference Day” a great success.
Thank you to everyone who gives so generously. For more information on our school and our service projects, visit www.saintmaryschoolmilford.net.