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Friday, November 6, 2015

Boys Doing Good - Thanksgiving Food Drive

Eighth Grade boys selling pies at drop off in November can mean only one thing: Saint David's Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun!

Led by the Eighth Grade Student Council under the guidance of teachers Tom Ryan and Gene Romanosky, this is the school's oldest and one of its largest school-wide service projects. 

From now until Thanksgiving, boys and families from the entire school will participate in the project, which includes a canned food drive, the sale of holiday pies (to fund the purchase of turkeys), the packing of grocery baskets, and, finally on the day before Thanksgiving, the delivery of meals to three local parishes.

What began in 1967 by then assistant headmaster Mal Cleary as a donation of 4 boxes of groceries to The Little Sisters of the Poor, has grown tremendously throughout the decades. Last year, the school amassed over 200 boxes of groceries, 100 turkeys, and over 100 pounds each of bacon and sausage.

I am proud of the way our Upper and Lower School boys work together each year to help others in need, in this and so many other projects.

It is a true reflection of our spirituality pillar's mandate that to be good we must do good.  

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