This past Tuesday, March 22, the St. Raymond Student Council participated in a community service project at the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose. The center’s mission is to create a community free from poverty by fostering hope, opportunity, and action. With the help of volunteers, SHCS is making a real impact in the lives of working poor families in Silicon Valley. St. Raymond students joined in that effort by sorting donated clothing for the free clothes closet and bagging groceries to be distributed at the food counter. Along with the clothing and food departments, the center offers nine other services to help people in need. Throughout the past two years, St. Raymond has actively expanded its community outreach efforts, through class service projects and regular visits to SHCS. The Student Council leaders enjoyed the opportunity for hands on community service, answering God’s call to help others in need, particularly during this Lenten season of healing and renewal.
By Lucy Coyle, 7th Grade Student and Publicity Commissioner