A candle was lit for each state that had been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
School-Wide Service Projects: Fall 2012
For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, our MLSM students conducted a school-wide prayer service (photo at left). We also collected blankets to be delivered to the New York/New Jersey area, and collected over $4000 for Catholic Charities. WRAL recently did a report on our school's activities.
In honor of St Francis of Assisi, the Kindergarten students of STMM will be collecting items for the Wake County SPCA. The donations will be accepted from 10/1/2012 through 10/5/2012. Collection bins will be located in the main lobby of the school. If you prefer to make a monetary donation to the SPCA please send the donations directly to the Kindergarten teachers. Here is a list of the most needed items according to the SPCA:
Kitten Food (Canned and Dry)*
Puppy Food (Dry)*
*For the health of our shelter pets, we need high-quality brands like IAMS, Purina, and ScienceDiet. The first ingredient should be meat, not a filler or by-product.
Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)* *Name brands include PetAg KMR
Puppy Milk Replacer* *Name brands include PetAg Esbilac
Scoopable Cat Litter
Non-Perishable Food Collection: September 10-14. Our MLSM is heading up this project to benefit the food pantry of the Catholic Parish Outreach organizaion. Canned goods and other non-perishable items can be donated in the school lobby.
Aid the Homeless With a Click of your Mouse!
Brown Bag Ministry (BBM), a nonprofit serving the homeless that operates out of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex, as well as three other Triangle Catholic churches, is one of 51 finalists in a national competition to earn up to $50,000 in funding. BBM is the sole North Carolina representative for the Tom’s of Maine Fourth Annual “50 States for Good” initiative. Winners are determined by public vote, so please cast your vote at www.Facebook.com/TomsofMaine “Cast your Vote” now through Oct. 9 by choosing either “North Carolina” or “Brown Bag Ministry” (you can vote as often as once a day). And please spread the word!
Every year BBM provides more than 115,000 brown bag lunches and over 5,400 hot lunches to the homeless and those living in poverty. To learn more about the ministry, volunteer and donation opportunities, and a link to the competition vote site visit at www.brownbagministry.org.
We are so happy to report that the Brown Bag Ministry was awarded a $20,000 grant from Tom's of Maine. Thank you to everyone that voted! This is such a worthwhile ministry, and we are proud to be part of it!
School-Wide Service Project: Spring 2012
STMM school will participate in Catholic Parish Outreach’s (CPO) “Feed A Family” food drive this week (Tuesday, April 17-Friday, 20). This food drive is being in held in conjunction with the STMM parish food drive next weekend (April 21-22). Any non-perishable food items may be brought into the school lobby beginning Tuesday. Our efforts will help to replenish the Catholic Parish Outreach food bank after the Easter holiday.
Did you know?
CPO is the largest food pantry in the Triangle
85% of CPO's food is donated
CPO gave a week’s worth of groceries to over 10,000 people in January 2012
CPO distributed 2.5 million pounds of groceries to an average of 8,700 people a month in 2011
During Thanksgiving week 2011, CPO served a record 270 families in a single day
Clients are eligible to receive a week’s worth of groceries every 30 days
CPO met these needs with 2 staff people and 1300 volunteers
Last October STMM school collected over 4,000 food items
School-Wide Service Projects: Advent 2011
1. The Giving Tree. We are collecting gift cards from Target and Wal-Mart to help purchase gifts for 400 local needy children. There are envelopes in the homerooms and in the office for donations.
2. Saint Nick Shoe Drive, Dec 5-9: the 2nd grade will be collecting new and gently used shoes in bins in the school lobby.
3. Meg's Smile, Dec 8-9: This is a foundation the 6-8th grade will be raising money for to help create "wishes" for terminally ill children in our local community. The 6th grade will host a bake sale next Thursday and Friday (Dec 8/9) during all lunches and the 7/8 graders will be having a dance to raise money for this organization.
School-Wide Service Projects: Fall 2011
1. Pet Food collection: Oct 3-7. Kindergarten coordinated this project in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We collected 200 items for dogs, including 160 cans of food, and 235 items for cats including 21 bags of dry cat food.
2. Non-Perishable Food Collection: October 12-18. Our MLSM is heading up this project to benefit the food pantry of the Catholic Parish Outreach organizaion. Canned goods and other non-perishable items can be donated in the school lobby.
3. Terracycle Project: October 27 – November 4. Sponsored by the MLSM - the kick off for this will be after Mass on Oct. 20. It is a 'green' project, where the students will collect the wrappers from their Halloween candy. All wrappers are sent to an organization called Terracycle; that organization recycles the wrappers into colorful book bags, pencil pouches, etc. The earnings then help 3rd world countries with food, medical supplies, and water. The MLSM students are very excited about this project and have been planning it since last spring.
4. Cards for Wounded Soldiers: Ongoing, monthly.