Social Justice

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:12

In accordance with the church’s social teachings and the St. Angela Merici Parish School Student Learning Expectations, all students shall be given the opportunities to provide service within our local community. It is our responsibility to give back to our community with our time and talent to make a difference.

The charities our school focuses on for the school year:

October : Stand Up to Cancer

STAND UP TO CANCER is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.  St. Angela students will be supporting this charity through fundraisers and will also be making chemo bags for breast cancer patients

November : ACT Office

St. Angela’s ACTIVE CHRISTIANS TODAY  has been serving the poor and homeless in Brea for over 40 years.  Students will support their food drive and mission to ACT locally.

December : Operation Santa Claus

The County of Orange OPERATION SANTA CLAUS program provides gifts and toys to children in foster care and group homes, and needy children in transition who are abused, neglected, physically or mentally challenged, or homeless in Orange County.  Disadvantaged families and at risk youth also benefit.

Each year our students collect gifts, toys and money to donate to Operation Santa Claus.  Our collection takes place during a Christmas prayer service.  Our 2nd and 8th grade students walk to our local fire department to deliver the toys.

January : Josh Stevens Foundation

kindlikejoshOur students support the JOSH STEVENS FOUNDATION by spreading the words, BE KIND….  Doing good deeds and showing kindness to others helps spread the good news.

February : JumpRope For Heart

Together with the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, our school children raise money by jump roping and exercising during one designated day.  Teaching our students to stay healthy is very important along with educating them about heart disease.

March : Make A Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
Our students initiate and carry out a variety of fundraisers to help grant a wish for a child.

April : Earth Day

Our school holds an E-Waste recycling event for the school and parish.  This is sponsored by AES recycling company.  The collection of computers, ink cartridges, bottles, cans, TVs, cords, printers and more help the environment and in return raise money for our landscaping around the campus.

May : Boys and Girls Club

The BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS provide a safe place for kids when school is out.  Our school partners with the Brea Boys and Girls Club, and will conduct a fundraiser in May to help them serve the youth in the area.