Holy Cross students learn about helping community

holycrosslogo-5.21.15-wHoly Cross High School will hold its third annual “Great Day of Service” on Sept. 23.

On that Wednesday, 245 students and 25 staff members plan to volunteer at eight non-profit organizations around the Louisville area.

Their service will add up to more than 2,000 hours.

Tim Weihe, president of Holy Cross, said in a news release from the school, “Each year this school-wide activity leaves a lasting impression on our students and faculty. We are so excited to not only be able to give back as an entire school, but also to teach our students the importance of giving back to your community.

“It is important for us at Holy Cross to instill a strong sense of philanthropy to our students at an early age,” he added. “It is our goal that they will carry that same sense of philanthropy with them as they graduate and become productive members of our community.”

The volunteers’ efforts will cover a range of activities. Some will help sort donations while others might help improve local parks.

The eight organizations where they plan to serve are: the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Seven Counties Services Nursing Facility, Volunteers of America, Supplies Overseas, Southwest Community Ministries, Masonic Home and Dare to Care.

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