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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, 2016

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.

Tuesday, 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 from 4:30 - 7:30p.m., join members of the Alumni Association with Dr. Stewart Slafter on SHP campus in the Michael J. Homer Science and Student Life Center as we bottle the Sacred Heart olive oil harvest!

Always a popular item at Sacred Heart's Farmer's Market and Holiday Boutique, the oil is pressed and produced on campus, harvested from our historic olive tree grove and from our organic garden by students, faculty, and community volunteers. Bottle labels are designed and produced by student artists, so this entire enterprise truly is a labor of Sacred Heart love.

To learn more or to sign-up for our bottling project, please contact Shannon Melinauskas, alumni and past parent relations manager, 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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  • I Live Near Campus!

    Campus Kitchens

    The SHP Campus Kitchens Team cooks one meal a week for 46 underserved people in our community. Food preparation is done on Monday's 3-5pm and then packaged from 3-3:40 on Tuesdays in SHP's cafeteria and driven to Saint Francis of Assisi Youth Center by students.
    Sacred Heart Prep students worked with Campus Kitchens to create a student-run kitchen that will keep food from going to waste, and turn it into nutritious meals for those who are struggling with food insecurity. In the process, it develops student leaders and empowers them to create programs that open pathways between high school and other communities. It’s food recovery and so much more. It’s student-powered hunger relief.
    SHP Campus Kitchens Team is looking for the following donated items below that can be dropped off to the attention of the SHS Alumni Office at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.
    Dried pasta
    Canned tomato sauce (or plain tomatoes in any form)
    Canned corn
    Canned beans
    Other canned or jarred veggies, etc. (anything that stores well)
    For quantity reference, we're cooking each week for 46 people, but any size of donation is welcomed.
    Any extra fresh or packaged food
    A sponsor to help underwrite reusable food containers and bags. Please contact alumni@shschools.org if you are interested.
  • I Live Nowhere Near Campus!

    • Volunteer at church or local shelter
    • Host a clothing donation drive
    • Adopt a senior 
    • Visit a convalescent home
    • Donate blood or plasma
    • Coordinate a park or beach cleanup
    • Donate nonperishables to a food bank
    • Serve in a soup kitchen
    • Become a career mentor to a college-aged Sacred Heart grad
    • Make a gift to Sacred Heart student scholarship

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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