The faculty and staff gathered together on Wednesday, February 6 for the annual service day. Caitlan Rangel, assistant director of campus ministry, reminded the staff that the goal for the day was to come together as a community dedicated to answering Jesus’ call to love one another. With that in mind, the morning began with a beautiful Mass officiated by Fr. Mark Cruz, followed by a delicious breakfast in the lunch shelter served by the SMCHS administrative board. Faculty and staff then descended upon the Moiso Pavilion where they packaged meals, assembly line style, to be shipped to starving children across the globe. This project was organized by a nonprofit organization called Kids Around the World and their mobile food-packing program. KATW brings God’s transforming hope to children by building playgrounds and providing meals in poverty-stricken communities.
Caitlan Rangel was pleased to report that in about 90 minutes, the faculty and staff made meals that will feed 242 children for an entire school year. Principal Dunne conveyed his appreciation to all staff, “Today’s project truly was a work of love and in turn, was a very visible example of living our school charism!“
Since 1994 Kids Around the World has been igniting hope in over 60 countries through means of providing playgrounds, restoring health with life-saving meals, and resourcing teachers to reach millions of children with the gospel. Its ultimate mission is to impact the lives of kids with God’s transforming hope. Click here to read more about Kids Around the World.