Students recently returned from New York City where they participated in the Franciscan Mission Trip. Principal Tim Garner and Faculty member Sarah Strohmeyer accompanied the students. NDHS students were joined by St. Anthony’s HS students. You will also see another familiar face in the images – Brother David!!
Miss Strohmeyer explained their main service projects:
The Midnight Run – Going into the city with busses packed full of things for the homeless. We passed out pants, shirts, shoes, socks, hoodies, coats, sandwiches, soup and hot chocolate. The busses park on a corner and the homeless come up to the bus and tell us what they need.
St. John’s Bread and Life – An organization that has lots of outreach for the poor. Soup kitchen, Food pantry, Clothing, Legal help, help with housing and many other services. We helped in the Soup Kitchen and the Food Pantry
The INN – Also an organization that has lots of services for the poor. Our groups worked serving people in their soup kitchen.
Hour Children – An organization that aids children of moms who are incarcerated. They provide care for children and housing for newly released mom’s and their children. We sorted through donated toys for them to take to Rikers Island for the moms to give to their children on visitation day. We also worked in a thrift store sorting clothes to be sold for fundraising. One group helped set up an area for Teen Activities.
On Monday we also had a group helping clear brush at St. Joseph Home for the Aged. Another group helped an 80 year old retired teacher whose husband recently passed to purge some of her belongings.
Thank you for being Christ to so many people!