The Global Day of Service on Saturday, September 15, marked the 200th anniversary of the day Philippine opened the first Sacred Heart school in the New World, the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri. Stuart partnered with PASH and SPA to provide a really fun and meaningful day for our families! Students and families from both schools all received a "passport to service" to spend the afternoon visiting with 20 tables of service organizations filled with activities for students and parents to complete.
The Network goals for the day were to:
- Learn about injustice
- Build community
- Discover more about and have pride in our International Network
- Develop long-term relationships with service sites
- Provide visibility for the mission of discovering and revealing God's Love
Students wrote letters to foster youth entering into or transitioning within the system with One Simple Wish, wrapped silverware packets for guests at TASK, made centerpieces for seniors at Hamilton Grove Senior Center, made bookmarks for Room to Read, wrote letters to their representatives in Congress about issues affecting the environment and local communities in need, and a number of other activities. Staff from many of these organizations spoke with students and their families about different ways to get involved in the valuable work they do. Since the service event was in conjunction with our annual StuartFest, the traditional cake scramble served as a sweet finale to a day of community building and stewardship. Click here for photos from the day.