Serving in the Spirit of St. Damien

Update Notice (November 15, 2017) - At the CIF quarterfinal playoff football game on Friday night, November 17, the freshmen students with parents will be collecting donations at the main entry gate. If you are able to bring food and jackets to support the service-learning program, your contribution is very much appreciated. Kick off for the game is 7:00 pm in Dick Larson Stadium.
 
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Damien High School is embarking on a new Christian service-learning program, “Serving in the Spirit of St. Damien.” The pilot program is part of the school’s curriculum for freshmen students to learn about issues connected to poverty, measurable solutions developed and implementation to address such needs.
 
The freshmen class has been charged with engaging the entire Damien community. The students will conduct weekly classroom visits and speak on issues of poverty, especially within our local cities.
 
The students will be leading the school’s traditional holiday programs such as St. Vincent Holiday Food Drive (families in need), Holiday Meal Boxes (families in need), Warmth in the Winter & Wet Weather (homeless and families in need) and Shelter Hygiene Kits (homeless and individuals in need). Items to be collected include canned food, dry food, frozen turkey/chicken, winter jackets, sweatshirts, rain gear, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, body wash, lotion, and other items.
 
We are currently collecting; jackets, hoodies and rain gear for our local shelters. We need male, female, adult & children sizes. In addition, we are also asking for dry good and canned food donations for holiday boxes that our freshman students will put together.
 
For more information on how to support the campaign, please visit the "Serving in the Spirit of St. Damien" web page: http://www.damien-hs.edu/apps/pages/servinginthespiritofstdamien or please contact Stephen Patten, Coordinator of Christian Service and Service Learning, patten@damien-hs.edu.