Service Learning Update
This past Wednesday at All-School Chapel, I had the honor of working with my â€œCommunity Cadetsâ€ to announce how many granola bars and packages of snack crackers we collected over the past month. The grand total was 1,835! Needless to say, our friends at the St. Jamesâ€™ Food Pantry are very grateful. Thank you for your generosity. Keep an eye out for info about our next collection coming in January.
A little over a week ago was the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As we remember the events of that day and those that serve our country through military service, I would like to introduce you to the Greater Los Angeles Fisher House Foundation. Located on or close to major military and VA medical centers in major cities, Fisher Houses provide a place for family members of service women and men to stay free of charge while while they are receiving treatment. The L.A. Fisher House is by the VA on the westside. You can help by making a donation or volunteering. For more information go to greaterlafisherhouse.org.
Alexandria House has invited us to their Annual Neighborhood Holiday Celebration this Saturday, December 14. There will be games, activities, food, holiday vendors, and a possible visit from Ms. Claus. The party runs 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. at Alexandria House, 426-436 S. Alexandria Ave. You can get more info at www.alexandriahouse.org
This coming Sunday, December 15, the people at Big Sunday will be hosting their 4th Annual Big Sunday Holiday Party & Sing-along. You can join them at 6111 Melrose (just west of Cahuenga), as they share the good times with kids from AbilityFirst, teens from Phoenix House, and seniors from Sunset Hall. They are also looking for donations of food, toys, and winter clothes. If you canâ€™t make it Sunday but would like to donate, those donations can be dropped off at 6111 Melrose, from 9-5 during the week. For more information you can check out their website (bigsunday.org), or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great holiday break!
Service Learning Director