The Spirit of Service committee is comprised of parent volunteers organizing service opportunities that exist in our local community for children and their parents to contribute their time and efforts acting as the Hands and Feet of Christ as a R.E.A.L. Catholic community while building relationships and participating in active Catholic Stewardship.
We have a wonderful group of Saint John XXIII parents have helped further our mission to serve others by bringing us service opportunities that exist in our local community. Periodically this group will post service projects that can be done as a family at off site locations.
These projects are not run by the school so there is no need for permission slips or driver forms! The school will simply pass on the opportunities identified by this sub group of our Catholic Identity Committee and you and your family can participate if you are interested.
We will continue to organize outside events for groups from our community and look forward to the chance to serve as the Hands and feet of Christ alongside you very soon.
Feed My Starving Children
Join one of our 2 Saint John XXIII food-packing events at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). You’re essential in helping get nutritious meals to starving kids worldwide. What a great way to serve others as a community!! All school age children and families welcome. What a great way to kick off our Thanksgiving and Advent seasons! Hope to see you there!
Friday December 22, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Adopt-A- Family for Christmas
We are once again partnering with Saint Matthews Catholic School in Phoenix to help bring Christmas to their school community families that may not otherwise have a Christmas. If you would like to adopt one of their families and have the option to meet and personally give them the items you have, please contact Theresa at Saint Matthews school to arrange. Her number is 602-254-0611 and tell her you are with the Saint John XXIII school community! OR Contact Patti Jasinski firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God Bless!
Donate to our Saint John XXIII December Toy Drive
Week of December 11-15th
Please bring in an unwrapped toy. Something that you might like to see under the tree for yourself is always a good guide:) All donations will go to Saint Matthews Catholic School in Phoenix AZ and will help to provide a Christmas gift to a child who may not otherwise receive one!
Service Opportunity Resources
- Desert Foothills Food Bank: http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/volunteering
- St. Mary’s Food Bank: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
- St Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul – Volunteer
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Joan of Arc: 602-867-2288
- Welcome to America Project: http://www.wtap.org/volunteer/volunteer-needs/
- Kids for Ryan House: Ryan House – Donations and Support
- Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street – Get Involved
- Saint Patrick’s Community Service: Contact Larry Przeniczny – Knights of Columbus – 480-330-4079 – larryPRZE@cox.net for information and dates