Students in Grades PreK-8 partnered with their "buddies" throughout the day to complete creative activities that filled baskets for residents of Malta House in Norwalk, CT. The students completed 12 different projects for the moms and babies of Malta House, including writing and decorating cards of encouragement, wrapping baby gifts, and assembling diaper bags.
The GCS “Faith, Service, Outreach” Committee, led by Mrs. Kim Garcia and Mrs. Andrea Kopilak, worked throughout the year to plan the school wide event. Parent volunteers helped prepare for the day by knitting baby blankets and hats, donating baby items and other supplies from the committee’s Amazon Wish List, and working throughout the day to help students with their crafts.
After completing projects throughout the day, students, faculty, staff and parents gathered for a Prayer Service celebrated by Father Richard Murphy from St. Michael’s Parish, accompanied by music performed by the GCS Prayer & Worship group.
Father Murphy reminded the children of the importance of on-going service to others, and celebrated their generosity. Mrs. Kopas, Principal of Greenwich Catholic School, concluded the day by thanking the students for their dedication to the Virtue of Mercy, and expressed her gratitude to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make the day a success.