The students at St. Raphael Catholic Elementary School have been reflecting during this Lenten season, focusing on the act of almsgiving.
Students from all grades brought in items most needed by the church over the last month. Students worked together to collect, sort and pack these items. From there, members of student council delivered the items, and then worked together with volunteers at the St. Raphael Parish on April 10th to help replenish the pantry and sort items for families in our school community.
“My family likes to contribute to the food drive because it makes us feel good when we can help others,” said Grade 4 student, Natalie Cafuta.
Our school may be small in numbers, but our spirit of giving is outstanding! There were 567 items in total that were collected! Special shoutout to Mrs. Bredin’s grade 1 class who collected 87 items!
Special thanks to the St. Raphael community, all students, and families for their continued generosity and support during the Lenten season and throughout the year.