Thanksgiving Luncheon Collection
Each year we gather as a school community for a cherished tradition, the Thanksgiving Luncheon. This year we included a charitable outreach to benefit The St. Lucy Project sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.
The St. Lucy Project, located in the heart of Manassas, is a large warehouse where staff and volunteers process and distribute donations to numerous food pantries in our region.
As part of the Thanksgiving Luncheon, families in our school offered a monetary donation in support of this ministry when placing their lunch orders. Additionally, on the day of the Thanksgiving Luncheon, the Peace & Justice Players organized an “empty plate” display and collection station (see photo at left) where visitors, parents and students contributed anonymous cash donations.
School Raises Over $1,800 in Support of The St. Lucy Project
Through the generosity of many, the community of All Saints Catholic School raised $1,822.07 to benefit the St. Lucy Project as part of Catholic Schools Care About Catholic Charities Week. After we gathered for Mass on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, we were delighted to personally present a check in this amount to Mr. Art Bennett, Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Arlington.
We are so pleased to support The St. Lucy Project and wish continued blessings to Catholic Charities as they minister to those in need within our community.