During the past weeks, our 4th grade classes have been discussing service and how to help others, during Religion classes. Students and teachers brainstormed some ideas on ways they might help others in our community. “Blessing Bags” were decided upon, which required the students to bring in donations. Within days, our students had donations of toothpaste, deodorant, socks, and snacks.
Since these items were going to another group of people, students wore masks and gloves and assembled over fifty (50) hygiene bags and over fifty (50) snack bags! These bags will be handed out, by a volunteer, to the homeless in downtown St. Louis. I am so proud of the hard work and compassion our Assumption 4th graders displayed and the generosity of their families in donating items for our bags. As St. Francis said, “It is through giving that we receive”, and our students live their faith giving generously and without expectation.