Catholic Schools Day of Service

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Hearts, Hands, Health, Help

Hearts, Hands, Health, Help

Student representatives from the 31 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton visited numerous hospitals and medical centers in the past months with tokens of love for the young patients within. Their bounty of more than 10,000 toys, books and games and $13,000 in gift cards were
Catholic schools to help hospitalized children, families

Catholic schools to help hospitalized children, families

On any given day, in just about every Catholic school, students are involved in the effort to help others. From raising funds for worthy nonprofits, to visiting nursing homes and stocking food pantries, there is no limit to the many acts of charity and kindness that are undertaken as part of the
Third-grader designs logo for diocesan Day of Service

Third-grader designs logo for diocesan Day of Service

By Dorothy K. LaMantia/Correspondent Kayla Tarniowy, a third-grade student at St. Benedict School, Holmdel, was delighted when she learned her original drawing was chosen as the official logo of the 2018 Day of Service for all elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton. “I am so happy because
  • “It’s not just the children you are helping. With every child, there is a mom and a dad who are scared… all your efforts are so tremendously appreciated by not only the children, but by all the parents, administrators, clinicians at the hospital… Thank you so much for your efforts.”

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    Amy McLeer
    Annual Fund Manager, Virtua Hospital
  • “THIS is what love looks like, our diocesan appeal, on behalf of our 31 Catholic schools. You poured our your love for children you don’t know, but who need to hear from you.”

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    JoAnn Teir
    Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Trenton
  • “In my 23 years of being a child life specialist, I have never seen anything quite like this.”

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    Beth Van Buskirk
    Child Life Manager, Virtua Hospital
  • “The gift cards you gave us go to purchase gifts for our long-term care kids…Halloween costumes, school clothes…you guys are giving these kids every day experiences.”

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    Alexis D'Anton
    Community Engagement Coordinator, Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside
  • “As Catholic school students, it’s great to see that what was important to Jesus is important to you, and that you’re making a real difference in their lives.”

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    Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
    Bishop, Diocese of Trenton

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