Service to Others

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Faith is demonstrated by the deeds of those in a spiritual community. As a school and as a parish, St. Michael’s has long been committed to helping those in need in our community and around the world. Children take part in a variety of charitable activities and fundraisers throughout the year:

  • Students provide mass donations each week for charities selected by either our Student Council (grades 4-8) or the administration (primary grades).
  • Our gargantuan Canned Food Drive in November typically yields more than 5,000 cans or dollars that find their way into the Community Food bank or St. Michael’’ outreach program.
  • As part of our Christmas giving program, each sector (primary, intermediate, and middle school) select and support a charity.  The selections have included the Rotarian ‘’shoe box’’ project, the citywide diaper drive, the national program Toys for Tots, Youth on their Own, and other local charities.
  • Students support the church by bringing peeled eggs for sandwiches that are made for Casa Maria each month.
  • Eighth graders are divided into teams and each team has a four-fold project designed around feeding the needy. They provide a meal for 100+ homeless men at Primavera, a meal for 30+ transitioning families at 5-Points, help make sandwiches with the church members for Casa Maria, and help serve a lunch to those residents at Casa Maria.
  • Children participate in the Jump Rope for Heart program to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles and to support the American Heart Foundation.
  • Other spontaneous charitable activities are incorporated as needs arise.  Historically, St. Michael’s has been swift to answer the call for relief when catastrophic events occur globally.