CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA NEWS RELEASE – For the fourth year, local catholic school students are partnering with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada & the St. Vincent’s Programs to collect items for clients of the charity including the unemployed, underserved and homeless. The collection of food, hygiene items and clothing is part of a service project in recognition of Catholic Schools Week.
Students at Bishop Manogue High School, Our Lady of the Snows, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Albert the Great and Little Flower Schools are putting together personal hygiene times for St. Vincent’s clients, including shampoo, soap, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Students also are collecting snack packs of food that will be distributed through St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.
Students at St. Albert parish Catholic School (1255 St. Albert’s Drive Reno) will present their donations to Catholic Charities & the St. Vincent’s Programs during a special school assembly at 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 27. Students will fill up a truck provided by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to be delivered to the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry and St. Vincent’s Resource Network for those in need. Students, in turn, will learn more about the 500,000 services provided each year by St. Vincent’s Programs.
This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 26 to February 1. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large. Learn more here.
Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.