Saint Lucy School students and families are focused on actively changing the lives of people in our community…our city…our world. Every Wednesday during the months of November and December, Saint Lucy School is highlighting a new charity drive focus for the week. Weekly guest speakers at Thursday morning assemblies share information with students and families about their charity and how their donations help real people in our community. A “Be the Change” e-newsletter and social media posts help spread the word to families, alumni and friends.
The Layette Drive was the first charity focus. The drive assists mothers in need within the Diocese of San Jose. Their newborn babies receive a layette of an approximate value of $250. The Layette Tea, an honored diocesan event, took place on December 2 at Saint Lucy Parish and School. Prayer, speakers, entertainment, raffle, and fellowship filled the afternoon.
Each class is also eager to bring a specific food item. The students help sort and package the collected food from the school and parish to create family meal baskets that will be given to a local families the Saturday before Christmas by the Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Program. The program also serves homeless families staying at the Sobrato Living Center.
On December 12, Saint Lucy School will participate in “Fill A Truck” day where Campbell police officers will arrive with an empty truck parking in our parking lot for our students to help fill with toys (newborn to age 14) as part of The Campbell Community Toy Program. Toys are distributed to children of low income families in the Campbell School District.
Finally, every year on December 13, the feast day of Saint Lucy, the school presents a collection of new or used prescription eyeglasses to the Lions Club International in her honor. Saint Lucy is the patron saint of vision and light, so It is fitting that these donations are then distributed to people in low and middle income communities throughout the world so they can improve their vision.
Each charity supports vital services within our community. Saint Lucy School is proud to be a part of helping those less fortunate and to continue to Be the Change.