On September 12th our St. Rose students participated in the United Way Day of Caring as a service-learning project for the 8th graders. Students arrived to find a bus full of clothing donations and spent the entire day sorting, folding and organizing donations. Here are just a few of their comments about their experience:
"We learned to sort clothes - faster."
"About half the class just learned how to fold."
"A note to everyone donating - don't donate just one shoe, sock or glove - we had so many items without their mate."
"We learned that there are about 50 children at Community House - it's sad."
"There's so many people without even clothing."
"You have to work really hard in life."
"It made me feel good to help."
"No matter what you should always help and without us they couldn't have done it - there was so much to do."
"I feel happy, but tired. It was good to help others in our community that don't have what we do."
"I felt good with myself that I got to get out and do something good for my community."
"It was very satisfying to see a bus full of stuff and then afterwards all the neat bins."
"I learned that I have a lot more potential to help others."
"It taught me to be more grateful for everything we have."