November 14, 2013 (Louisville, Ky.) Stewardship Education/Food Pantry: From Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 21, Saint Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) third-graders will be collecting food for the Eastern Area Ministries and the Immaculate Conception Church’s (LaGrange, Ky.) food pantry. Students will collect canned goods and non-perishable food in conjunction with their stewardship studies about those who are hungry.
Blanket Project: Sixth through eighth grade students at Saint Mary Academy will gather to make blankets for the “Blanket Louisville Project” on Tuesday, November 19, at 9:40 a.m. Students will assemble in their respective mixed-grade “HOUSES” in groups of about 15. They will cut and tie off the ends of fluffy colorful fleece pieces to make twin size blankets for this effort in collaboration with the 7th grade stewardship study about homelessness.
Blanket Louisville is a community-wide project that coordinates the collection of new and gently used blankets, which are donated to various homeless shelters in Louisville in cooperation with the Coalition for the Homeless. More than 64,000 blankets have been donated and distributed to date. See www.blanketlouisville.org for more information.
Stewardship studies at Saint Mary Academy include simple, straightforward efforts to teach students a deeper understanding of stewardship in our community during the full nine years in Catholic elementary school. Students are exposed to community challenges through a study of the issues that are present, which includes talks by experts and outreach efforts. Through these studies, students also gain self-worth and self-esteem, discover their gifts, and develop tolerance for all persons. This program encourages creativity, helps students learn from practical experiences, and allows them to develop a service resume while responding to those in need.
For more information, contact Kitty Schloemer, 502/315-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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