Posted by Liam O'Kennedy December 4, 2012 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Malden Catholic High School:
Since school began three months ago, Malden Catholic students have raised more than $7500 to assist various charities. Service activities at the school address many concerns, both local and international.
“Education at Malden Catholic High School goes beyond the classroom to include real-world examples of social justice,” explained Edward Tyrrell, Headmaster. “Learning to give back is modeled and promoted by our faculty. Participation in service activities forms students of strong character and citizenship.”
The charitable work of Malden Catholic students is led by the school’s service organization, Lancers in Action. “The Executive Board of Lancers in Action has been very effective this year by promoting and encouraging student participation for all the Christian projects, tag days and drives which our Campus Ministry sponsors,” said Mary Driscoll, Director of the Malden Catholic Campus Ministry. “Over 100 students from all grade levels are members of the Lancers in Action.”
So far this year, Malden Catholic’s young men have helped the following causes:
- $1,500 raised for Juvenile Diabetes at the annual Juvenile Diabetes Walk on the Esplanade
- $2,000 raised at the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donated in honor of Malden Catholic Coach Chris Serino
- $1,200 plus coats and winter clothing to help Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy
- $1,000 to JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, to assist American troops and their families through the holiday season
- $100 to support retired Xaverian brothers in honor of Brother Henry Marino, former Assistant Campus Minister at Malden Catholic
- $400 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- $1,000 raised for scholarships to Malden Catholic
- $385 sent to World Food Day (each dollar raised provides four meals)
- Hundreds of items of baby clothing collected by students and donated to The Children’s Closet at St. Thomas Parish in Peabody
- More than 500 pairs of white socks and 25 bags full of gently used clothing donated to veterans in recognition of Veteran’s Day
- Pajamas and books collected by sophomore Austin Batchelor of Peabody for homeless children through the organization, Cradles to Crayons
With six months of school ahead, Malden Catholic students remain actively engaged in charitable activities. The school’s annual Toy Drive to benefit local children is now underway.
About Malden Catholic
Malden Catholic High School maintains an 80-year tradition of leading students to achieve academic excellence in a Catholic, familial atmosphere. Annually, 99 percent of Malden Catholic graduates attend college. The Class of 2012 applied to 259 colleges and universities distributed across forty states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Graduates last year received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $17 million. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, challenging curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and championship caliber athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities surrounding Boston. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Further information on the school may be found at www.maldencatholic.org.