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National Philanthropy Day

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

"Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world."

Join Us On November 15, 2017

Since its beginnings on the San Francisco Peninsula more than 100 years ago, Sacred Heart has been a school founded and fueled on the charitable work and philanthropic investment of its families, neighbors, alumni, RSCJ, and students.

Wedesday, November 15, is National Philanthropy Day, and we are asking all Sacred Heart alumni and past parents to participate in some way by volunteering on campus or in your local communities, and sharing the blessing of your time, talent, or treasure. 

Wherever you are across the country and around the globe, we invite you to join in as we honor our school and its historic tradition of support from—and for—our Sacred Heart family!

Campus Service Opportunity

On Nov. 15 join members of the Alumni Association with Kelly Power, SHS LMS Global Citizenship Coordinator for any or all of the following community service activities.  RSVP to smelinauskas@shschools.org

Organizing Food Donations
6pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Help organize and evenly distribute food donations for local families in need to support Saint Vincent de Paul's*.  Food donations encouraged.
Lower & Middle Schools gym - Emilie Avenue entrance, next to Spieker Pavilion
 
Sandwich and Dessert Preparation
6pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Help make sandwiches and desserts for Street Life Ministries**.
Lower & Middle Schools gym - Emilie Avenue entrance, next to Spieker Pavilion
 
Serving Meals for Street Church - Advance Sign Up Required
7:45pm-9:15pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Serve meals to members of Street Life Ministries**.
Off Campus - 1120 Merrill Street, Menlo Park, CA.  Meet in the parking lot on the west side of the train tracks (across the street from the backside of Barrone's).
 
*Saint Vincent de Paul's Food Collection & Organization - For the last 20+ years Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) during Thanksgiving. SVdP connects families in our community that need support during difficult times.  The SHS faculty, staff, preschool, kindergarten, Lower and Middle Schools students bring in assigned food items to make 40 delicious Thanksgiving meal baskets.

**Street Life Ministries - SHS works with Street Life Ministry each month.  The central expression of Street Life Ministries happen in weekly gatherings called Street Church where a hot meal (prepared off-site) is provided by volunteers and served after a brief personal testimony or reflection on scripture from one of the leaders.

To learn more or to sign-up for our annual Alumni Association community service activity, please contact Shannon Melinauskas, manager of alumni and past parent engagement, at smelinauskas@shschools.org.

It all began with an act of charity...

    • In 1897, the Faxon Dean Atherton family offers land to the RSCJ to start a school. More than a century later, our beautiful 64-acre campus is the result of continued philanthropy toward, service to, and investment in a Sacred Heart education.

      In 1897, the Faxon Dean Atherton family offers land to the RSCJ to start a school. More than a century later, our beautiful 64-acre campus is the result of continued philanthropy toward, service to, and investment in a Sacred Heart education.

Wondering How You Can Take Part?

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Rob La Rue (SHP '07), Co-chair, Alumni Mentorship Program

"Giving back through the mentor program is meaningful to me because it helps to strengthen the alumni community, reminding us that we are still part of the Sacred Heart family long after we graduate."

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