Student Life

Annual Donation Drives

One of the central tenants of the Catholic faith and Christian traditions around the world is the persistent practice of Christian Charity, to give to others so that we all may have a share in the abundance of creation. Charity calls on us as children of the one universal family whose Father is God, to cherish for one another active brotherly love second only to the love which we owe to Him.(Pastoral Letter of 1919, U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1919 “Charity.”)

In this spirit, the Service & Justice Office hosts four annual donation drives for charitable organizations in our community. We invite you to learn more about these opportunities below and to considering sharing with others who are in need.

Student leadership for all of our donations drive is provided by PALS, a Junior Class Service Leadership Organization.

For more information about our annual drives, contact the Office of Service and Justice

Back to School Supply Drive (August 20 – 31)

Thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s Back to School Supply Drive. We were able to collect and donate over $3600 in supplies to underserved elementary schools in our community.

Jesuit partners with United to Learn every fall to provide specialized literacy supplies to seven underserved elementary schools in the W.T. White and Thomas Jefferson High School feeder patterns. These same schools provide valuable learning and service opportunities for our Senior Social Justice Practicum experience.

At the start of the school year, Jesuit students are invited to make a donation from a list of supplies sorted by grade level and which have been requested by our partner schools. These supplies contribute to ensuring that critical early childhood literacy interventions are available to Prek – 3rd grade students in our community.

The 2019 Back to School Supply Drive begins on August 19th, 2019!

Hillcrest House Detergent Drive

Each fall during the Homecoming season, the Office of Service & Justice hosts a detergent drive for the residents living at the Hillcrest House in Oak Cliff area of Dallas. The hillcrest house is a low-income housing facility for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The goal of the detergent drive is to provide the facility with detergent for an entire year, enabling the residents to have clean clothes, bed linens, and more.


Each student is asked to bring one box of powdered detergent to their homeroom beginning the week of October 29th. The homeroom with the most detergent donated will win donuts for a week! Detergent will be picked up daily from each homeroom and placed in donations bins outside the Ministry and Service Commons. Detergent can also be placed directly in the donations bins located in the Athletic Tower and the main entrance of the school.

Dates: October 29 – November 2 (Ranger Day!)

Jesuit Student Contact(s): Jack Blasé ’20 (

Faculty Contact: Mr. Michael Riemer (

Donations Requested: One box of powdered laundry detergent

Delivery Locations:

  • Homeroom
  • Donations bins: Athletic Tower, Main Entrance, Outside Ministry and Service

Christmas Giving Trees

During the holiday season each year, the Office of Service & Justice sponsors gift drives for several local charitable organizations, including: Catholic Charities, the Hillcrest House, and Veterans Groups. Students can choose a gift donations by selecting an ornament from one of five trees in the Historical Library at the front of the school. Each ornament represents a unique gift for someone in our surrounding community.

Students are asked to deliver their gift to the Historical Library, unwrapped, with the original ornament taped to the donation, no later than December 7th.

Dates: November 12 – December 7

Faculty Contact(s): Mr. Rich Perry

Catholic Charities Canned Food Drive

Jesuit is working with all the Catholic High Schools in Dallas to make this the most significant food drive that Catholic Charities has ever had!  We have challenged all of the schools to raise 5,000 pounds of food for Catholic Charities.  The North Texas Food Bank will match pound for pound all food from this drive.  If the Catholic High Schools meets this challenge, we will in effect raise over 50,000 pounds of food for CCD, that is over 25 tons of food for the hungry on the Dallas area!

What I am asking is for each team to raise 10 pounds per athlete in their sport, or 10 cans of food (16ounces) per athlete, Varsity through Freshmen.  Our athletes alone will easily raise over 5,000 pounds!  We will start this drive Wednesday, January 30 and end on Friday, February 1.  Three days to raise 5K!   

Clubs, counselors, grade levels, and leadership programs are also participating in this massive effort.  Please encourage your son to see his coach, counselor, or club advisor for more information and to bring his ten cans to campus tomorrow!

Admission to Friday's varsity basketball game is free to all fans who bring four cans of food. 

Dates: January 30 – February 1

Faculty Contact(s): Mr. Rich Perry & Mrs. Pam Murad