At Presentation, we strive to connect our school community more deeply with our local and international communities. One way we do this is through our annual Holiday Drives, which take place prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas and benefit Sacred Heart Community Service . Another is through our Mission Drive in the spring, which raises money for our Sisters of the Presentation abroad. Our goal with these drives is to build closer relationships with our neighbors and to create an inherent desire among our students to end the injustice of poverty.
|Food Drive||Nov. 7-22||Before Thanksgiving, students spend weeks canvasing neighborhoods to collect thousands of cans of food and hundreds of turkeys for SHCS. The food is given to SHCS clients for Thanksgiving.|
|Penny Drive||Nov. 28- Dec. 2||Directly following Thanksgiving, students rally together to raise more than $10,000 worth of coins, checks and bills. Money raised helps SHCS purchase perishable groceries and fund other programs, including the clothes closet, job placement, training center, day care center and the homework club.|
|Toy Drive||Dec. 5-9||Students bring in new toys for children who wouldn't otherwise have presents on Christmas. Each day during the drive is focused on a different age group.|
|Mission Drive||March 7-April 12||During Mission Drive, students make crafts, sell baked goods and organize fundraisers to raise money for the Sisters of the Presentation serving in Nicaragua and Guatemala.|