AoK (Acts of Kindness) is St Ann Catholic School’s community outreach program. All students participate in a variety of service projects, enabling each of them to learn more about the needs of our local and global communities, broaden their awareness, and engage in positive, generous action. Each grade level initiates and leads at least one specific project during the school year.
St. Ann is very proud of our AoK program. Its goals and its results echo our school’s mission and vision, and put into action the kind of giving community we work to be every day.
Listed below are the AoK projects, coordinators and tentative dates:
Kindergarten: Soles for Souls Shoe Drive-
The Acts of Kindness project for Kindergarten will be supporting
> Soles 4 Souls, a charity that collects new and used shoes and
> redistributes them through direct donations to people in need.
> Kindergarten will be having a shoe drive the week of September 19th -
> 23rd. Please take some time this weekend to look through your closets. You could also
> ask your relatives or neighbors if they have any shoes they don't want or don't fit anymore. We will be collecting shoes of all sized and in any condition. Please secure them with a rubber band and have your child bring them to school. There will be collection bins in the
> front lobby of school so you can easily drop your shoes in. Thank you so much for your help and support!
> Katie McCune & Kelly Williams
> Kindergarten AoK Project Coordinators
6th Grade: 6th AOK is collecting gently used Halloween costumes and accessories to donate to Operation Breakthrough.
Sock it to Poverty (City Union Mission)
Contact: Dana Hlobik and Christina Schieffer
October 5th-9th Shoe Drive
1st Grade: Meals on Wheels/ Heifer International
Meals on Wheels
Contact: Tiffany Hellen and Erica Mayor
November 16th-20th: Meals on Wheels
2nd Grade: Ronald McDonald/Hope House
Hope House Book Drive
Contact: Jean Lucas and Stacie Campbell
Week of September 21st Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Collection Kick Off
3rd Grade: Give the Basics/Art Project for the Homebound
Give the Basics Toiletry Drive
Contact: Germaine Buck and Ellen Riley
September through December - Toiletry Drive
4th Grade: Catholic Charities and Lazarus Ministries
Lazarous House Toiletry Drive
Contact: Sara Reda and Heather Sullivan
September 14th-18th Back Pack Drive
5th Grade: Armed Services/Just Like You Films
Contact: Cadey Gorman and Renee Stuckey
November 3rd-6th - "Recycle Halloween Candy" for the Troops
6th Grade: Operation Breakthrough/Sister of Saint Franics
Operation Breakthrough, Sisters of Saint Frances
Contact: Kris Mantel and Stacy Phelan
September 21st - 25th - Operation Breakthrough Halloween Costume Collection