Published Thursday, November 8, 2012
Our Lady of the Assumption School held its second annual Day of Service on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as students, faculty and staff got involved in service projects helping 18 organizations.
The Day of Service started in 2011 as a way to celebrate the school’s National Blue Ribbon of Excellence award by honoring the fourth vow of service taken by the Mercy nuns who staffed the school from its inception.
Students in all grades raised $2,513.75 to pay the quarter-per-meal shipping charge for the Stop Hunger Now program; fifth- and sixth-grade students packaged 10,026 meals, which have been shipped to hungry children in Zambia and Haiti. Students also raised over $2,000 for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through participation in the Math-a-Thon.
Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade worked to create cards, snack bags, meals, scarves, bracelets and other items to benefit those helped by Catholic Charities Atlanta, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and other groups. Seventh- and eighth-grade students beautified a local park, sorted medical supplies at MedShare, and spent time helping residents at two nursing homes.