Jonathan Unger ’14
As the SEHS community strives to live out the Holy Cross Charisms and follow the Corporal Works of Mercy, collections for charity occur frequently on campus. Whenever an open box or jar can be seen in the hallway or outside the Campus Ministry Office, a fair assumption would be that inside are items for charity. In celebration of Catholic School’s Week, St. Ed’s held a travel-sized toiletry item collection which ended on February 8th. Items for donation included soap, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and body lotion. The school community raised a total of 505 items, with 171 from the Seniors, 143 from the Sophomores, 96 from the Juniors, and 95 from the Freshmen. These donations were given to 2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter. For having the highest level of participation in the drive, the Seniors were awarded free cookies from the cafe. However, the box is never full, and Campus Ministry hopes to shoot higher for next year’s toiletry collection.
“The results were a little below expectations, but I think our guys did a great job” says Mr. Kubrak.
Focus now turns to up and coming charity collections on campus. This week, SEHS community members can contribute by digging out old men’s coats, hats, gloves, and scarves and dropping them off in a box outside the Campus Ministry Office. These will be given to St. Colman’s outreach program. Also, SEHS students should be on the lookout for the Penny War, Clips for Cancer, and Eagles on Foot 5k Race which are fast approaching on the horizon.