Saint Saviour Catholic Academy will again be collecting new / lightly used shoes to support those in developing countries across the world until school lets out.
Last year, thanks to the generosity of our families, faculty and aligned parishes, we collected over 200 pairs of shoes last year!
Please see details from the Soles4Souls website:
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 35 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs. Soles4Souls holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency with Guidestar.
Soles4Souls provides both short-term relief and long-term solutions to global poverty. Visit online at soles4souls.org
Short-term relief-free shoe and clothing distribution: Everyday, people are exposed to life threatening diseases, children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work, because they lack adequate clothing and footwear. New shoes and clothing provides relief to people living in extreme poverty in developing nations, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.
Long-term solutions-job creation (micro-enterprise): Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise model provides people living in deep poverty in developing nations the opportunity to start and sustain small businesses selling shoes. Donated new and gently-worn shoes act as a resource to help entrepreneurs generate income to provide for themselves and their families.
Containers will be posted in the rear of the After School area for donations. Please pair the shoes and secure them together before donating. Thank you!
Join us at Catholic Schools Night at MCU Park to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Aberdeen IronBirds! The game will also feature our very own Principal, Susan Walsh, participate in the “Scholars vs. Collars” softball game which pits Catholic School Principals against Priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. See details below:
Date: Monday, June 17th Time: 7 p.m. Location: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 Price: $10 Additional Details: Collars vs. Scholars game will start before game time (est. around 6 p.m.) Flyer:Flyer + Tickets Tickets now available Online: Visit our online ticketing portal https://groupmatics.events/event/Stsaviour Code: Stsaviour
Last month, the story of our 7th grade’s interfaith act of fellowship to Congregation Beth Elohim was featured in a few local news outlets, which discussed the gesture and the need for more interfaith solidarity in the wake of several attacks on faith groups in the past months.
Seventh graders at St. Saviour Catholic Academy in Park Slope recently donated a “Tree of Life” to a nearbysynagogue – in a heartwarming display of solidarity with the local Jewish community.
Organizer Sandra Rossier, who has three children at the Eighth Avenue school and one at the neighboring high school, came up with the idea following the October massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in October that killed 11 congregants and wounded seven others.
“I thought to myself, let’s give these kids something to empower them, a weapon, sort of to fight the hate, to feel in charge, to be spiritual warriors, to go out there and to do something rather than just to watch and feel helpless,” Rossier said. “How about let’s inject the world with love, let’s love thy neighbor and do exactly what our faith is teaching us to do, to take down barriers, to take down walls between us and to realize that we really are one human race.”
The students’ act of kindness couldn’t have come at a better time, according to a synagogue staffer, who said the tree will serve as a reminder of their friends in the Catholic church.
“Now, maybe more than ever, we need our Catholic, Muslim and friends of all faiths to come together and support one another,” said Director of Membership and Engagement Sam Sterling. “Every time we look at this incredible Tree of Life, we will remember this most important mitzvah that St. Saviour has done for us. They are true mensches!”
One student from St. Saviour’s who is Jewish told her she was happy to see the two faiths coming together and another called the experience “magical,” she said.
“They were so pleased to have some way of helping — it really gave them a feeling of, ‘I’m doing something good and that’s a way to heal,'” she said. “We are trying to build bridges and take down any walls that exist. There is strength in unity and acceptance.”
A special thank you to the Rossier family, and art teacher Ms. Mathis, for their hard work arranging this gift, and to our dear friends from Congregation Beth Elohim, who gifted us some delicious hamantaschen.
The Grade 8 parents have planned a Valentine’s Day dance at the Parish Hall for the Middle School, which is also a fundraiser for their 8th Grade dance in June. Please see details below:
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Saint Saviour Parish Hall 611 Eight Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 Cost: $20 per person, includes admission and snacks RSVP: Additional Information: Please return the RSVP form below by Friday, February 8th, 2019. No tickets will be sold at the door. All students must be picked up by a parent or guardian; self-dismiss will not be permitted from the dance.
Cost: $20.00 – Adults; $15.00 – Children; Free – Children under one (1) year old
Details:Breakfast buffet and one gift per child included in cost. Raffle tickets will be sold at event
Due Date: First-come, first-served
The Basket Themes this year are below:
Thomas the Tank and Friends
Arts and Crafts
Cars, Airplanes, & Trains
Wreck it Ralph 2 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
Harry Potter and Friends
Family Fun Night
The Great Outdoors: Camping
Griller’s Delight: BBQ
Money Tree or Lottery Ticket Bouquet
Celebrate the New Year