Thursday, March 22 marked S.O.C.K.S. day – Serving Our Community Kid-Style! Students in preschool through eighth grade each participated in a unique apostolic service project with their class. This academy-wide apostolic effort took place during Lent, a time when we are encouraged to draw closer to the Lord through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We are so proud of our students and grateful to our parents for all the donations brought in to make each project possible.
Representatives from the various community organizations came to Everest to pick up the donations and speak to the students about the positive impact their gifts would have in the lives of those who receive them. Below is a list of the organizations served through S.O.C.K.S. day.
Preschool: Made cookies for local firefighters and donated books for a school in Detroit
Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten: Grace Centers of Hope – toiletry bags for the homeless
First Grade: Neighbor for Neighbor – birthday bags
Second Grade: Lourdes Nursing Home – a craft for the residentsThird Grade: Meals on Wheels – muffins and a homemade magnetFourth Grade: Whaley Children Center – goodie bags for foster children
Fifth Grade: A Will-to-Ty – fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patientsSixth Grade: Desert Angels – care packages for deployed militarySeventh Grade: Oxford Pregnancy Center – bags of baby goodies for expectant mothersEighth Grade: Macomb Feeding the Need – plastic mats for the homeless