Over 350 St. Agnes Academy students continued the Day of Caring tradition again this year as they spent a day offering a helping hand to 31 local nonprofit organizations throughout the city of Memphis. This was the SAA’s 22nd annual Day of Caring. Following a prayer service, students boarded buses and headed to various locations for a day that included painting and repairing buildings, sorting clothes for the homeless, preparing meals, sorting food, performing a play, tutoring children and visiting with the elderly.
Students visited residents at Ave Maria and Villages of Germantown. They helped the Church Health Center pack for an upcoming move to Crosstown, and they sorted clothing at Room at the Inn. They tutored students at several schools: Perea, St. Patrick School, St. Augustine, St. Joseph and St. John. Other Day of Caring sites included Madonna Learning Center, Dorothy Day House, Birthright of Memphis, the MidSouth Food Bank, the Neighborhood Christian Center and many more. The students wrapped up the day with Mass at St. Peter Church.
Throughout the year, in addition to the Day of Caring, students at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School participate in numerous service activities including a Make-A-Wish Project, weekly visits to St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, partnering with students at Madonna Learning Center and several food and clothing drives. For more information contact Ginger Jordan at (901) 435-5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.