Greenwich Catholic School welcomed representatives from various nonprofit organizations within Fairfield County to campus this week for a “Community Service Fair.” The event was co-chaired by GCS parents Mrs. Kim Garcia and Mrs. Andrea Kopilak who are members of the school’s Faith Service Outreach Committee, which is part of the GCS Parents Association.
The goal of the Community Service Fair was to give parents and students a chance to learn about volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations of interest, from children’s charities and family outreach to homeless and faith services.
“The positive response we received from invitees was truly inspiring and their commitment to a greater cause is motivational, said Mrs. Kopilak. “We plan to continue our efforts by posting volunteer opportunities online and encouraging our students and families to make time to spread kindness and continue to build a community around faith, service and outreach throughout the year.”
“Greenwich Catholic School families have supported Inspirica in many ways over the years,” said Mr. Nzinga King, of Inspirica, “and the Community Service Fair is a wonderful way for more families to get involved and learn about the impact we all have in the community.”
“Upper School students at Greenwich Catholic School complete hundreds of volunteer service hours each year,” commented Mrs. Garcia. “This fair gives students at every grade level a chance to find ways to serve in the community in ways they might not have considered.”
Non-profit organizations in attendance included: Kids in Crisis, Malta House, Clothes to Kids, Person-to-Peron, New Covenant Center, Kids Helping Kids, Inspirica, River House, St. Michael’s Women’s Association, Villa Maria Retreat House, Walking with Purpose. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Filling in the Blanks, and New Canaan Nature Center also had displays at the event. In addition to the local non-profit organizations, Board members from the GCS Parents Association were in attendance to give parents and students an opportunity to sign-up for on-campus volunteer opportunities.