Published October 6, 2016
ATLANTA—Hundreds of Christ the King School students and families took part in the inaugural CKS Family Day of Service assisting at 11 service projects.
The recent event placed the students at St. Vincent de Paul, Atlanta Community Food Bank, 7 Bridges to Recovery and more. They completed many tasks, from filling dressers with clothes for refugee children to cleaning up neighborhoods. The day showed how the school community can work together to assist those in need. The CKS Serves committee organized the event.
“Many of our school families choose Catholic education because of the emphasis on teaching students empathy and respect while putting their faith into action. We wanted families to have the opportunity to serve as a unit and to connect in a deeper way with our school community,” said Kara Land, co-chair of the event. “Our experiences on the Day of Service inspired great questions from and thought-provoking conversations with our children. If we spread just a hint of hope throughout Atlanta, then it was worth the time we invested.”