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Left to right: Jen Fowler, Patricia and Tony Parilli, Katie Brandt Braswell, her dad Scott Braswell, Bridgett and John Calia work on service projects at the St. Jude School Family Service Day Nov. 1.

Sandy Springs

St. Jude School community gives back

Published November 27, 2014

SANDY SPRINGS—St. Jude the Apostle School, in Sandy Springs, hosted its first Family Day of Service on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Students and their families helped to support projects in their community, both near and far. They could send letters of support to soldiers, prepare meals for homeless shelters, write to those in prison, or collect candy to be donated to children and troops overseas.

By the end of the day of service: St. Jude families had donated all supplies, prepared, packaged and delivered 2,000 sandwiches to four Atlanta charitable organizations, including St. Francis Table, Atlanta Union Mission, Crossroads Ministry and 7 Bridges of Recovery;

Students, siblings and parents had written more than 100 letters to active duty military overseas to offer appreciation and encouragement for their service;

Students wrote hundreds of letters of encouragement to prisoners that will be delivered to prisoners through the Atlanta Archdiocesan Prison and Jail Ministry; and St. Jude students donated hundreds of pounds of Halloween candy to a local Atlanta Ronald McDonald House and to Operation Gratitude for delivery to overseas military troops.