Spiritual Life

Service Learning

One of Saint Jude’s many traditions is continued service to our community.  Every year, each grade organizes and executes a Service Learning project to help different organizations in our community. 


Kindergarten - Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Holiday House December Service Learning Project School-wide Toy Drive to collect items for underprivileged children. The Atlanta Children's Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, and educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Holiday House is a “free” shopping event for homeless and formerly homeless families.


1st GradeAnimal Shelter Drive October Service Learning Project School-wide collection for basic needs for local animal shelter. Coincides with our celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis and his love and care for all of God’s creatures.


2nd Grade - Our House Day Care Center September Service Learning Project School-wide Diaper Drive including basic needs for infants and children. Our House provides day care and support for homeless families.


3rd Grade - Dogwood Forest (Assisted Living Center) March Service Learning Project Bring joy to local seniors through interaction, song, and treats for St. Patrick's Day.


4th Grade - Central Presbyterian Church and Shrine of the Immaculate Conception January & February Service Learning Project Prepare and serve meals to the homeless. The churches provide evening shelter and a meal to the homeless of Atlanta.


5th Grade - Community Assistance Center March Service Learning Project School-wide canned Food Drive to fill the shelves at the Community Assistance Center (CAC). CAC provides assistance to individuals and families in need.


6th Grade - Atlanta Community Food Bank Product Rescue Center March Service Learning Project Sort, inspect, and package food that has been donated. Product Rescue Center (PRC) is the area of the Food Bank where all food drive and salvaged food items are brought to be inspected and packaged by volunteers for distribution to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies. Atlanta Community Food Bank procures 50 million pounds of food and groceries to over 600 partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta areas.


7th Grade - Ronald McDonald House February Service Learning Project Prepare and serve a meal as well as lead an activity for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay to families who have hospitalized children.


8th Grade - Agape Way Sunday mornings during Lent Service Learning Project Students interact with the homeless and have the opportunity to provide breakfast, toiletry items, and other necessities. The purpose of Agape Way Ministries is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor, homeless and needy.


*Please note: This list is subject to change