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Generosity modeling begins with the youngest students

“Every child needs food to eat.” This is the simple sentiment expressed in the book For Every Child a Better World that was used to introduce Notre Dame Learning Center preschoolers to the concepts of empathy and generosity during the holiday season. Children decorated a “sharing box” and were asked to bring in their favorite boxed or canned food to share with hungry children in their local community. Many kids chose to bring in Mac N Cheese and peanut butter. The food will be donated to Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, which serves the neighborhood around Notre Dame Center. Through donations from schools and organizations, Manna feeds 20,000 people per year… and the Notre Dame Learning Center preschoolers got to be a part of this larger impact.

La Reina High School & Middle School students hosted a canned good drive for St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Paschal Baylon chapter. SVDP feeds the hungry,
gives drink to the thirsty, clothes the needy, and helps
with housing. Food is distributed every Saturday morning
9 am to 11 am in the church parking lot.

Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles donated food to South Central LAMP, a partner ministry of California Region of the Sisters of Notre Dame. LAMP empowers women and their families to advocate for themselves and their children through English language education, literacy initiatives, and early childhood programs. Betsy Ward, Director of Mission and Ministry at Notre Dame Academy, with their incredible donations the Thanksgiving Food Drive! Also pictured, Family Literacy mothers receiving their Thanksgiving Food Drive donations.

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