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.  The 2020-2021 school year has brought many changes, but we will not change how we teach our kids the importance of service.  Given the challenges of in-person service this year, we will be focusing on “drives." Each month, a grade will coordinate a simple, inexpensive drive to serve different needs in our community

Kindergarten - Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Holiday House (December)
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 Grade - Animal Shelter (October)
Drive to collect gently used towels and blankets to donate to a local Humane Society or Rescue Organization. Coincides with Saint Francis Day and loving all of God's creatures.  

2nd Grade - Our House Day Care Center  (September)
School-wide Diaper Drive to collect basic needs for infants/children. Our House provides day care and support for homeless families.  

3rd Grade - Local Assisted Living Community (February) 
Third Graders will bring joy to local seniors by making Valentines for the residents who may be lonely this Valentine's Day. 

4th Grade - One Warm Coat (November)
School-wide coat drive to live God's words to clothe the naked. One Warm Coat provides free coats to people in need.

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

6th Grade - Local Homeless/Women's Shelter (January)
Grade-wide toiletry drive to help supply needs for a local homeless or women's shelter.

7th Grade - Ronald McDonald House  (April)
Drive to collect books and provide snack packs for families staying at the local Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay to families who  have hospitalized children. 

8th Grade - FUN-raiser "We Made it to the Finish Line!" (May)
Eighth Graders will organize a fun run (in person or virtual) to raise money for a charity of their choice.