Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Students at Our Lady of the Assumption School, Atlanta, help out at the Atlanta Community Food Bank community garden Sept. 24. The entire school took a day off from studying to focus on community service, helping 20 organizations.


OLA students devote full day to service

Published October 16, 2014

ATLANTA—Our Lady of the Assumption School in Atlanta dedicated Wednesday, Sept. 24, as its fourth annual Day of Service. Students in all grades participated, serving 20 organizations.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students packaged 10,000 non-perishable meals for school-aged children in Africa. Third- and fourth-graders put together 464 snack bags for family members of children with cancer. Second-graders assembled over 300 toiletry kits, fifth-graders made 460 sandwich lunches, and sixth-graders made 100 fleece scarves for the homeless community.

The older students in seventh and eighth grades worked in small groups off campus. Some of their projects included visiting terminal cancer patients at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, preparing and packaging 565 meals for seniors at Senior Connections, caring for handicapped children at the Elaine Clark Center, and working in the food gardens at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.