KIDS KICKING POVERTY
Looking for a special Advent or Lenten project to engage students in helping the poor in our local communities? Parish schools and religious education classes throughout the Archdiocese are invited to take part in Catholic Charities' Kids Kicking Poverty program. This is a great way to promote the tenants of Catholic Social Teaching, to encourage class discussion about poverty, and give your students the opportunity to be engaged in meaningful collections!
Your students can help Catholic Charities' clients ANYTIME during the year! We'd be happy to arrange for our program staff to come and speak to your students prior to the collection or when the collection is finished. Many schools combine the presentations at an all school mass, where the collected items can be displayed around the alter as a sign of the student's offering to others. Whatever works for your school!
Download our KIDS KICKING POVERTY FLYER
Questions? Looking for other ideas to get your students involved? Please call 414-769-3400.
2017 Participating Schools
We are so grateful to the wonderful students who engage in discussion and collection projects that help our clients in need. What a great way to engage young people in living as Christ did - by reaching out to those in need.
Thursday, April 13 - Huge THANKS to the students at St. Sebastian School in Milwaukee for their wonderful Lenten Service projects for Catholic Charities clients. The school engages students of all ages in their “buddy” system with older students guiding and assisting the younger students. Photos show kindergarteners with 5th and 6th graders working on Easter cards for our Adult Day Center clients, while the school gym was busy with 3rd, 4th and 8th graders working together on fleece tie-blankets for our Pregnancy Support moms and their babies, and our Refugee Resettlement clients. What a blessing it was for our clients to have received these very, very special gifts in time for Easter!
Monday, April 10 - Many thanks to St. Mary Parish School, Menomonee Falls, and Ms. Karen Jaeger's 4th Grade Class that is in the midst of a special Lenten collection for Catholic Charities clients. Sarah Chidester, back row - third from right, spoke to the students about our Pregnancy Support program, and there was a lively discussion on the special care and attention needed to raise healthy babies. What a great visit!
Wednesday, March 22 - Shannon Robak, Catholic Charities' refugee resettelement case worker, thanked the students at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha on Wednesday, March 22nd, at their all-school mass. The students from both the Lower and Upper Campuses worked on a collection of hygiene items for our refugee clients. Two cars were filled to the brim with toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, and other toiletry and cleaning items. What a blessing to our families in need!
Monday, February 6 - Sincere thanks to the students at St. Joseph Elementary School in Big Bend, who participated in a wonderful collection for our Waukesha Office clients. The photo shows the school's Character Education team who organized the collection of greatly needed hygiene items in February. Super job!