In the weeks leading up to spring break, students and families volunteered throughout the city to spread joy and better our community. Volunteers engaged in 22 group service projects! In all, over 200 adults and 300 children volunteered in 22 service projects during February, March and early-April. Together we:
- Helped prepare and serve meals for the homeless at Fourth Presbyterian Church and St. Teresa of Avila. We also made over 700 placements to decorate the tables during these meals.
- Spent over 120 hours cleaning St. Agnes of Bohemia School and more than 45 hours sorting and organizing food at the Lakeview Pantry.
- Sewed 35 cloth hearts for the babies in the NICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
- Donated 100 adult books to be distributed to the homeless who attend the Fourth Presbyterian Church Sunday Suppers.
- Played bingo with the residents at Little Sisters of the Poor St. Mary’s Home.
- Hosted Valentine’s Day and Easter celebrations for the residents of Bishop Conway House and Madonna House, as well as for newly arrived refugee children in partnership with Heartland Alliance.
- Participated in the Misericordia Springtime Shuffle, a morning of health and fitness with our friends with special needs at Misericordia.
- Prepared care packages for 150 college freshmen (graduates of North Lawndale College Prep) who are away at school for the first time.
These many service opportunities help teach our children about the needs of the Chicagoland community and our world. Our children learn to care, share and lead as they participate in Living the Legacy. Families, serving together, prove that everyone can make a difference when we work together.
There’s still time to Live the Legacy this school year. Join us for events at Montrose Beach, the Heartland Alliance Urban Farm and more by visiting The Frances Xavier Warde School, NFP | Living the Legacy.