Dear Cristo Rey Jesuit Community:

As we have adjusted our mission to meet the COVID-19 moment, I feel like I am writing you "in a galaxy far, far away..." Who would have predicted in 2020 that COVID-19 would be THE news (I haven't heard a conversation about the weather in over two weeks!).
 
Thank you for your continued support for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. 

In the past 10 days and in partnership with you and your generosity, we have been able to:
  • Distribute over 100 laptops and iPads to our students;
  • Purchase 50 Verizon hotspots and deliver them to our students and a few graduates who have returned home from college with a need to finish courses online;
  • Implement remote learning for all students in all classes and training for their Corporate Work Study skills;
  • Receive and deliver over 2,500 pounds of non-perishable food and over $1,500 of Target gift cards for families.
Laptops and iPads being delivered.
These actions of support have eased the transition of Cristo Rey Jesuit from a high-contact, relationship-based institution that individualizes learning for each student to a school that is high-contact, relationship-based institution that individualizes learning for each student in a remote learning environmentThank you for prioritizing the students and mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit! 
 
We knew we had resilient and dedicated students, faculty and staff; the proof is in the practice.
 
We knew we had caring and dedicated Corporate Partners; the proof is in the practice.
 
We knew we had passionate and generous benefactors; the proof is in the practice.
 
I am grateful for the team we have to solve each issue that presents itself and continue to advance our mission.
 
I am grateful that God is good all of the time as there is no other place that I would rather be!
 
WISH LIST:
Many people have asked how they can help. As of right now, we have enough hotspots and laptops. Below is a wish list we have started:
  • Be an advocate for our Corporate Work Study Program. Some of our sponsor companies may have lay-offs and furloughs. Help us ensure our students have jobs to return to by underwriting a student worker.
  • Make a financial donation to support our school. We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, but we are also aware that many Cristo Rey Jesuit families are facing additional financial strain.  Any gift will help us continue our mission and support our community.
  • Non-Perishable Food: We could use more canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, beans (dry or canned), pasta, pasta sauce and cereal. Items can be dropped off at the school between 8 AM and 2 PM, Monday - Friday.
  • Gift cards to grocery stores would allow families to purchase milk, protein and fresh produce. Please consider mailing gift cards directly to the school to minimize contact with others. Items can be mailed to 2924 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
  • Pray for our students, our graduates, their families, our faculty and staff.
As we learn more in this new reality, we will communicate additional needs. 

If you would like to donate,  please click here to make a gift online, or contact myself or Steve Crandall at  stevencrandall@cristoreytc.org or (612) 545-9708.
 
Again, it is important for us to remember that God is good ALL of the time!

Be healthy, safe, and well. In peace,

Jeb A. Myers
President
(612) 545-9701