We are so incredibly thankful for St. Agnes Catholic School and their partnership during their all-school service project – Rams Reaching Out Day.
Each class – pre-school through 8th grade – did a community service project for one of our programs. They helped serve neighbors in need through love in action by feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, welcoming the stranger and visiting the sick. It was a neighbors-helping-neighbors day of service that we truly feel blessed to be a part of – thank you!
Here’s a list of #RamsDay2016 corporal works of mercy in action:
Preschoolers – made cards for our Catholic Community Hospice patients and Hospice nurses and volunteers
Kindergarteners – donated and put together baggies of coffee to be donated to our food warehouse: Hope Distribution Center.
1st graders – collected and donated baby toiletries, diapers, wipes and clothing for our Mother/Baby families in need.
2nd graders – hosted our Foster Grandparents of Kansas City, Kansas in our Parish Center. There were about 80 older adult members of the community who are a part of our Foster Grandparent Program, CCNEK.
3rd graders – adopted local parishioners of St. Agnes and raked leaves, pulled weeds, etc. for some of our homebound.
4th graders – collected hygiene products and books to stock our Resource Buses which travel to rural areas to deliver much-needed supplies to those who otherwise would not be able to get to our Emergency Assistance Centers.
5th graders – made sack lunches and personal care kits for the homeless men who are guests at our shelter – Shalom House; they also planted and spruced up the prayer garden/courtyard at our Kansas City, KS Office.
6th graders – collected/donated non perishable food and worked at our Hope Distribution Center.
7th graders – collected and donated gently-used clothing and worked at our TurnStyles Thrift Store in Overland Park.
8th graders – collected new household items for our refugees and worked in their garden at the New Roots for Refugees Farm.