February 22, 2013
In addition to the academic achievements our students reach, community outreach is a top priority. Within the last year, Sacred Heart School s students have made cards for the homebound, and for servicemen and women overseas, 2639 meatless sandwiches for the homeless at Our Daily Bread, collected a staggering $2,403 for the food pantry at the Reisterstown Community Crisis Center, donated 250 lbs of candy, and raised more than $1,500 for The American Red Cross efforts after Hurricane Sandy. With their families, our students have donated 198 coats, 129 sweaters, and 36 blankets for the needy at our sister Parish St. Ann, not to mention an abundance hats, mittens, and school supplies. Our families generously adopted nine families this Christmas, showering them with toys for the children, as well as needed supplies for the adults such as household items, clothes, linens, and toiletries. In addition to the new items purchased for these families, Sacred Heart families are the largest contributors to the Sykes Toy Project. Above all else, our children give their most precious resource to their community; they give a tremendous amount of time.
- submitted by a parent