One of the foundational teachings at Saint Frances Cabrini School (SFC) is, “With Our Hands We Serve.” Our students have generously and compassionately modeled this teaching throughout this school year. The entire month of September was dedicated to raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Later in the fall, in addition to individual donations, sixth graders and their second-grade buddies held a garage sale during recess with all proceeds benefitting the North Bay Fire Relief. Families of some of our students not only lost their homes in Santa Rosa, but also their school, Saint Rose Catholic School, giving us the opportunity to welcome them to our community until Saint Rose re-opened. Each SFC class found ways to collect money to support the relief efforts.
During Catholic Schools Week, the entire school participated in Mission Day where students and families raised more than $6,000 for Saint Rose School and the “Koins for Kids” program run by our Dominican Sisters. “Koins for Kids” provides tuition assistance for low income schools in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles.
The SFC eighth-grade class raised funds and awareness to help support the Lymphoma and Leukemia Foundation. The “Pennies for Patients” campaign helps fund treatment research.
In the course of two weeks, $6,700 was raised by bringing in coins, selling baked goods and purchasing free dress passes. The SFC community is certainly “serving with our hands.”