The Holy Cross annual Day of Service, organized by Director of Holy Cross Social Justice Emily Teter, took place on Wednesday, April 21 for freshmen and seniors and Wednesday, April 28 for sophomores and juniors. Each day began with a special Bagel Breakfast generously donated by the Fathers/Guardians Club. Students were grouped together based on service projects they completed. Faculty/Staff moderators led the groups in team-building activities that helped the students know more about the organizations they were supporting through their service. Projects included creating blankets, making sandwiches, crafting bookmarks, friendship bracelets and activity kits, decorating masks, assembling period packs, writing letters and visiting virtually with the students of Our Lady of Holy Cross school in Ghana. To end the day, the groups celebrated Mass together.
The Day of Service first took place in 2018 as part of the Holy Cross 150th anniversary celebration and has become a new tradition for the community and requires months of planning and preparation.
The organizations served this year include: Northwest Center, Comfort Cases, I Support the Girls, Martha’s Table, Small Things Matter, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital.