It’s an assignment that doesn’t come from a textbook. It doesn’t require homework, yet so many students can’t help but take it home and out into the community. For the third straight year, the over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.

While the preschoolers and kindergartners donated bags of pasta and coffee, the elementary students were busy packing lunches for the Summer Food Program, assembling personal care kits for Shalom House, and writing comforting messages for Hospice patients and volunteers. Meanwhile, the middle-schoolers were hard at work collecting and sorting food, clothing, and household items to be donated to programs such as the Emergency Assistance Centers, Refugees and Immigration Services, TurnStyles Thrift Stores and the Mobile Resource Bus. All-in-all the St. Agnes students served 600 hours helping our neighbors in need!

St. Agnes staff, clergy, parents and students – preschool through 8th – contributed their time, talent and treasure, proving there is no limit when it comes to helping others.

Pictured above, Archbishop Naumann greets Henry, a St. Agnes preschooler. In addition to serving during Rams Reaching Out Day, Henry donated over $100 he earned from his lemonade stand.