RAA Supports Mission Youth’s Work in Kensington
Regina Angelorum Academy will give its students an opportunity for almsgiving this Lent thanks to the efforts of Mission Youth and their work in Philadelphia.
During the month of March Regina Angelorum Academy, a Catholic elementary school, will be hosting two drives for those in need. There will be a Food Drive and a Hygiene Drive. The food and toiletries collected will support Mission Youth’s missionary work in Kensington, Philadelphia during Holy Week.
The FOOD DRIVE will take place during the second week of Lent: March 7th-11th. Students are asked to bring in bags filled with non-perishable, pre-packaged food items for the homeless.
The HYGIENE DRIVE will take place during the fourth week of Lent: March 21st - 24th.
Students are asked to bring in bags filled with different toiletries for the homeless.
The Main Line, private school located in Ardmore, PA sees the importance in sharing just how close to home their donations will be received. RAA will also fulfill the students’ curiosity and eagerness to learn about who they are serving by inviting two speakers to talk about the mission.
Joseph Coffey and Emily Bracken, Mission Youth Missionaries, will speak to RAA’s Catholic school students about their work with the homeless in Kensington. The speakers will explain how the food and items they have collected will benefit these people in need during Holy Week.
Mission Youth is Catholic based. It exists to engage young people, adults and families in spreading Christ’s love through local missions and abroad serving communities in their specific needs.
Photo Credit: missionyouth.org
“Our mission is to the people we serve, and also to the missionaries themselves as we form them to be apostles, accompanying them in the practice of the works of mercy which open the door to share God’s love & evangelize.”
You can learn more about their effort and support their mission by visiting the Mission Youth website.