Providence Catholic students work to serve others
June 26, 2013 9:04AM
Providence Catholic High School’s Lauren Rasmussen, of Lockport, and Joe Sigrist, of Monee, gather jeans to deliver to Aeropostale for the annual Teens for Jeans campaign. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 27, 2013 11:05AM
Providence Catholic High School’s largest student organization, the Augustinian Youth Ministry, recently held several charitable events.
The ministry members collected about 130 pairs of jeans in less than one week for the Teens for Jeans campaign. The gently used jeans were brought to the local Aéropostale store and will benefit homeless youth in America.
Through the ministry’s annual Lenten Food Drive, students of the New Lenox school collected several truckloads of nonperishable goods to be distributed to local food shelters, parishes and soup kitchens.
The ministry recently held its second blood drive for the school year. Students, faculty members, alumni and parents of Providence students donated nearly 55 units of blood, which may help more than 165 people in need.
“We are thankful to all who supported this blood drive. It is a great cause that makes a big difference in our community,” ministry moderator and Providence math teacher Molly Schulte said.
The Augustinian Youth Ministry is a service-based student organization with more than 300 members. Through a number of drives, the students are giving back to the community and living the Christian values they have learned at Providence. During the 2012-13 school year, members will volunteer more than 3,000 hours of service to the community.
For more information, visit www.providencecatholic.org.