Home | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | El Centinela
Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pacifica Senior Living - Calaroga Terrace

Home : Parish/School Life : Parish and School News
11/28/2013 9:40:00 AM
Students collect food for Thanksgiving baskets
Alisha Patel, teacher Deb Dewar, Mason Tallman, Artie Pernsteiner, Kayla Hadley and Alex Payne.
Alisha Patel, teacher Deb Dewar, Mason Tallman, Artie Pernsteiner, Kayla Hadley and Alex Payne.

MEDFORD — From Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, students at Sacred Heart Catholic School here collected food for a Thanksgiving basket. Each child in grades preschool through eighth grade brought in a specific item. Students were able to fill 27 boxes with Thanksgiving dinner items including mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, rolls, fruit, and more.

“By putting together these baskets, we can help out many families,” said Cameron Gau, eighth grader. “People take for granted what they have. If they lived in these families’ shoes for one week, they would be very grateful for what they have.”

Each child brought in enough money to purchase 17 Food 4 Less gift certificates for the purchase a turkey. The eighth grade students brought the baskets over to Sacred Heart Church where they were distributed to needy families.

“This made me feel so great inside,” said Lauren Matschkowsky, eighth grader. “I started to remember that I have been taking my life for granted. But since I started thinking about that I started to thank my family more and really try to not take them for granted.”







Article Comment Submissions
Submit your comments, please. 
 
Comments are reviewed before being posted to the site. Comments must use respectful language and address the story. Comments are not posted immediately to the site. The site editor may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours. Comments may also be considered to appear as letters in our print edition, unless the writer specifices no.
 
Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search










Mary Jo Tully ~ The Path to Resurrection

News | Viewpoints | Faith & Spirituality | Parish and School Life | Entertainment | Obituaries | Find Churches and Schools | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising
E-Newsletter | RSS Feeds

© 2016 Catholic Sentinel, a service of Oregon Catholic Press

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved