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
- Learning Launch Book Drive (August 20 – 30)
- Hillcrest House Detergent Drive (October 14 - 28)
- Christmas Giving Trees
- Catholic Charities Canned Food Drive (February 3 - 7)
Each fall Jesuit hosts a Book Drive in partnership with a local area nonprofit, United to Learn. Each grade level is asked to contribute different titles. The drive begins on August 20 (Vos Parate) and continues through the first full week of school, concluding on Friday, August 30.
We are asking all students and their families to consider donating one or more titles from grade specific lists. All titles can be found on the Barnes and Noble website, wish list section - links below. These books, along with those collected from other grade levels, will go to under-served schools in our community.
Donations can be placed on a table outside the Ministry and Service Commons.
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.
FALL 2019 DETERGENT DRIVE INFORMATION:
Each student is asked to bring one box of powdered detergent to their homeroom beginning the week of October 14th. 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 14 – October 25 (Ranger Day!)
Faculty Contact: Dr. Michael Riemer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donations Requested: One box of powdered laundry detergent per student
- Donations bins: Athletic Tower, Main Entrance, Outside Ministry and Service
Each year during the holiday season the Office of Service & Justice sponsors gift drives for several local charitable organizations, including: Catholic Charities, the Hillcrest House, and various Veterans groups. Beginning this year our office is partnering with Advancement to combine our gift giving efforts with our annual Adopt-A-Family program. Additional information about all gift giving opportunities during teh holiday season will be provided during the month of September.
Faculty Contact(s): Mr. Rich Perry
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!
Teams, clubs, grade levels, and leadership programs are also participating in this massive effort. Please encourage your son to see his coach, counselor, or club adviser for more information and to bring his ten cans to campus!
Dates: February 3 - February 7
Faculty Contact(s): Mr. Rich Perry