SEAS eighth-graders serve at Caring and Sharing Hands
About half of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton eighth grade students and parents served a meal for 300 needy people at Caring and Sharing Hands Jan. 16.
The day started with a tour of the Basilica of St. Mary and then the group proceeded to Sharing and Caring Hands. The students prepared ahead of time by doing research on Sharing and Caring Hands as well as collecting food, clothing, hygiene items and money to donate. The other half of the eighth grade will go to Sharing and Caring Hands in February.
Founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland, Sharing and Caring Hands is a response to the needs of the poor. It is set up to be a safety net organization to help with whatever needs are not being met.
The SEAS parish has had a relationship with Sharing and Caring since its beginning in 1985. The parish has provided a hot, nutritious meal on the third Wednesday of the month since the beginning and the school's students have benefitted from the opportunity to serve the clients of Sharing and Caring since 1987.