KIDS KICKING POVERTY
As a way to celebrate the 2017 Catholic Schools Week or as special Lenten project, parish schools in the Archdiocese are invited to take part in Catholic Charities' Kids Kicking Poverty program to help the poor in our local communities. 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!
Please know that 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? Contact:
Parish Relations Coordinator
2017 Participating Schools
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!
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!