St. Catherine Laboure Service
Service to our community is an important part of an SCL education. As a Catholic school, we are committed to instilling the values of compassion and social justice in our students, opening their eyes to the needs of the world around them. Students at the Junior High level are required to perform service hours each year. Students at all grade levels are involved in service projects both with their classrooms and with the entire school community.
Here are a few of our recent service projects:
Shoes for Kenya
In 2013, SCL families collected shoes that were sent on to children in need living in Kenya. The video above shows the reaction when these shoes were delivered. The message we received was: “Thank you, St. Catherine’s! We ask God to bless all of these children and the wonderful people who took the shoes to Kenya!”
Each year, SCL’s Student Council coordinates a Food Drive to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor. Canned food and non-perishable items are collected and given to this organization to support their work with the elderly in the Chicago area.
Each classroom participates in the Food Drive. Classrooms and students are all excited to help the Little Sisters of the Poor. The school collects the food and the Little Sisters of the Poor come and Student Council helps them load the food into their vans.
Lenten Service Projects
During the season of Lent, every classroom engages in a service project to make a positive impact in the lives of others. This year, the Junior High went to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville.
The Pre-K class created placemats for Meals on Wheels in Des Plaines. This artwork will brighten the day of the recipients of meals.
The teachers also participated in a Lenten service project. A group of teachers and staff members went to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for those in need in other countries.