NEW ORLEANS – It’s the season of giving, and Cabrini High School has been working hard to give back to those less fortunate over the past month. Having “service” as one of the school’s core values, the Cabrini community finds ways to serve others every day, and the holidays are a time to do even more.
In November Cabrini High School’s National Honor Society and Campus Ministry Team partnered together to host the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from November 11 through November 17. Approximately 250 pounds of food products were donated to the food pantry at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in New Orleans to feed the hungry.
National Honor Society also hosted “Sock-ember,” a sock drive during December where members of the Cabrini community donated new socks for Covenant House New Orleans. These socks will ensure that homeless teens and teens in crisis are kept warm during the winter months. The drive began on December 8 and ended December 15 where students celebrated with a Crazy Christmas Sock Day. The Freshmen Class donated the most socks, and to celebrate they built a Christmas tree with their sock donations.
To wrap up the semester before Christmas break, Campus Ministry coordinated with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans to “Adopt a Family” for Christmas. Due to the sock drive and Cabrini being virtual for the week after Thanksgiving, the school was unsure if it were possible to sponsor any families this year. However, when our Campus Minister learned there were three families unclaimed, Cabrini High School jumped at the chance to help. Religion classes donated to two families, and the faculty and staff sponsored the remaining family. All items on these families’ wish lists were bought and donated to ensure they have a “Merry Christmas.”
During these unprecedented and uncertain times, everyone has had to endure unique impacts due to COVID-19. However, Cabrini High School joined together during this special, yet challenging, time of year to help those in need by “sharing what you can.”