“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.”
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 has focused on for the school year 2011-2012:
October : CHOC Walk
Our Students and parents walk together at Disneyland for CHOC Hospital. Thousands of CHOC Children’s supporters walk through the Disneyland® Resort at the Annual CHOC Walk in the Park. This year, we had 126 walkers join together and raise $7,816 to help CHOC. Great job SAM families!
November : A.C.T. Office
Our students bring in canned foods to assist the A.C.T. Ministry help needy families in Orange County by providing food for the holidays.
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.
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.
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 : 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 perform the following fundraisers to help grant a wish for a child:
- selling stars to hang around the campus
- selling popsicles
- sponsoring a hot lunch