Our eighth annual Day of Service was an amazing day! Teachers, staff, and volunteers led by example and showed our students what it truly means to serve others. The energy and excitement were felt throughout the halls and seen on the faces of our middle school students as they returned from their off-campus activities.

OLA Catholic School is humbled to share the details of the amazing work that happened yesterday:

  • 10,000 non-perishable meals were packaged for school-aged children in needy parts of the world
  • 400 snack bags were put together for family members of children suffering from cancer
  • 600 hearty meals were put together and delivered to the Shrine of Immaculate Conception for the homeless
  • Books were collected to be donated to the Assistance League of Atlanta
  • “Pick me up” notes were written and collected in decorative jars for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Over 25,000 soda tops were collected for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Spiritual bouquets with prayers and notes were made for Father Joel, Father Jim, and Father Ed
  • 60 ornaments and hundreds of thank you letters for veterans and for our service men and women through Bert’s Big Thank You
  • 60 paracord bracelets were made for service men and women
  • 1 special deployment package was put together for the father of a student who is currently deployed
  • 60 Hero Cape Day Treats were made for the staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • 75 Appreciation bags and 36 thank you notes were assembled for the Brookhaven Police
  • Toiletry kits were put together and over 100 pairs of socks were collected for Mercy Care homeless
  • 36 nativity door hangers and 60 Thanksgiving placemats were made for the patients of St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Notes of thanks were written and put in decorative jars for the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • 100 religious bookmarks were made for patients at Our Lady of the Perpetual Help
  • 60 Rosaries and how to pray the rosary sheets were made for area hospital chapels
  • 60 Thanksgiving Turkeys and treats were made for the staff at Northside Hospital
  • 202 Snack bags and 60 pencil pouch school supply kits were assembled for Catholic Charities aftercare program
  • Numerous coats, hats, and gloves were collected for the OLA Parish Coat Drive
  • Truckloads of food replenished the St Vincent de Paul food pantry

 

Off campus middle school students:

  • Delivered inspirational bookmarks, sang, and visited with terminal cancer patients at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home
  • Delivered meals through Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors
  • Cared for physically challenged children at The Elaine Clark Center
  • Visited senior citizens at the Meals on Wheels Senior Center
  • Planted a fall vegetable garden at Interfaith Outreach Home
  • Participated in a cleanup at Keswick Park
  • Worked in the community food gardens through the Atlanta Food Bank