From shampoo to shoes, slacks to scarves, the Spartans poured forth a copious bounty of gifts and donations for this year’s 2018 Assist-a-Family Drive by Community Outreach. For years, Roger Bacon has helped two local agencies stock up for the Christmas season. Saint George Food Pantry in Clifton and the Church of the Resurrection in Bond Hill together received over $3,000 in ten-dollar Kroger gift cards and over 1,500 gifts that encompassed personal hygiene products, clothing, games, perfume and jewelry.
One may wonder why such a venture is important. Community Outreach Project Leader, Alanee Wright ’20, said, “We often forget that Christmas is a time to celebrate the coming of the Messiah, who is going to save us from sin. It is a time of preparation, a time of reflection, a time of giving. For God gives us the greatest gift - Jesus.” Additionally, the drive allows for our Franciscan value of service, Emily Bruns ’19, who also is a joint Project Leader, realized “how important giving is to our school and (with a little friendly competition) how much we can accomplish when Roger Bacon comes together for a cause.”
Without question, our 2018 Assist-a-Family Drive strove to grow our Spartans in holiness and learning.
By: Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM