C.F.C.A. Christian Foundation for Children and Aging
C.F.C.A. is a lay Catholic Organization serving the poor at mission sites around the world, in fact in over 23 countries. This organization helps children and the aging who struggle daily to survive; who live in poverty; and who need the help of their brothers and sisters in Christ.
It is our continuous efforts from our 8th grade Confirmation class that has helped provide food, medical care, basic clothing and education to a young girl from the Philippines, named Learnie for the past 7 years. It is our privilege of our Confirmation Candidates to be able to contribute to her sponsorship.
Faith in Action
KUDO's go out to Mrs. Blanton and her 5th grade class for initiating 'Faith in Action' projects. Currently, they have collected over 150 can goods for The Downriver Food Pantry. Additional projects will include making cards with special messages for the sick and homebound, collecting change from their own allowance to help support something or someone in need, collecting gently used books and so many more idea's to come. We are so proud of our 5th grade class on how they are living the Catholic Social Teachings in their everyday lives.
Make a Wish Foundation
The season of giving lasts throughout the school year at St. Pius. Collection efforts include food, coat and pet food drives.The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a student favorite and an important project for our entire school and parish community. The students were extremely humbled to know they helped The Make-A-Wish Foundation grant 345 wishes last year for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Students are encouraged to help others in need and each class sponsors their own specific service project during the school year. The service projects promote the school’s philosophy to educate the whole child in mind, body and spirit and to be positive examples of Catholics in the world around them.
The Sick and Homebound
Three different times per year our 4th grade students create comforting cards for our sick and homebound parishioners. The students take great care in creating cards that are very cheerful and uplifting for those that are in need of some cheering up. We always receive several 'thank you' notes from card recipients conveying their gratitude and the joy that this little gesture has given them!