Giving At St. PatsWritten by Jacqueline Skarda
Organizations and individuals help the Salvation Army provide food and financial assistance.
But schools also do their part this time of year.
St. Pats High School helped the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving giveaway by providing boxes of food.
There's something about giving that gets everyone in the holiday spirit.
“It's really fun to watch them bring the stuff in and they can see where they can have in part in helping someone have a great thanksgiving,” say Seth Vapenik, Teacher, St. Pat's.
Every year St. Pats High School students and faculty bring items for the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
“Every class had to bring something different. The class I'm in for homeroom, we had to bring six cans of vegetables,” says Cody Weaver, Freshman.
“We all bring them to support those who don't have as much as we do. Then we all collect it and send it off for them,” says Kari Slattery, Senior, St. Pat's.
Monday, the students packed them up, and took them to the Salvation Army, where families who had fallen on hard times were waiting to receive a little help for the holiday.
“It helps the community to work together and it teaches us how we do take things for granted and should be thankful for the things we have and give to those in need,” says Slattery.
“One of the pillars of stewardship is actually service and so we're really pushing the kids to be stewards of service. That's small ways in everyday lives to big ways like this to help in the community,” says Vapenik.
St. Pat's hopes gestures like these boxes instill the spirit of giving not only during the school year, but throughout their lives as well.
The students filled 15 boxes for the Salvation Army today, with some leftovers.
They plan on providing 30 boxes food and some gifts for Christmastime.