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Notre Dame High School 10th Annual Service Day

FAIRFIELD—On Friday, November 9, over 550 volunteers – representing the student body, faculty, staff, administration and parents – from Notre Dame High School in Fairfield will be in the local community completing the school’s annual Service Day. The 2018 event marks the school’s 10th anniversary of the program, which began in 2009 with a group of 40 participants. The program is coordinated by Notre Dame’s Director of Campus Ministry, Jessica Medoff, and is part of the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week and its 26 Acts of Kindness campaign.

Volunteers will be visiting 41 different work sites in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. Other students will remain at Notre Dame to complete service including using the school’s 3D printers to build prosthetic hands for children and crocheting hats for those in need.

Some volunteer sites include: Habitat for Humanity (Bridgeport), Transition CT (Monroe), Over 60 Club (Stamford), Morning Glory/Market Place Pantry (Danbury), Merton House (Bridgeport), New Covenant Food Pantry (Stamford), CT Food Bank (Bridgeport), St. Vincent Special Needs (Trumbull), Life Bridge (Bridgeport), Bearsdley Zoo (Bridgeport), Educating Canines with Disabilities (Winsted), St. Joseph Manor (Trumbull), Good Counsel Malta House (Norwalk), Rise (Trumbull), Bridges (Trumbull), Sturges Ridge (Fairfield), Sterling House Community Center (Stratford), Star, Inc. (Norwalk), Homes for the Brave (Bridgeport), Operation Hope (Fairfield), Person to Person (Darien), Open Door Shelter (Norwalk).

Volunteers will be visiting the following area schools and churches as part of Service Day: St. Theresa’s School, All Saints School, St. Jerome Church, St. Catherine’s Academy, Hall School, Blackham School, St. Ann Academy, St. Mark School, St. Andrew Academy, Curiale School, St.  James School, St. Raphael.

Coordinator Jessica Medoff commented, “While a tremendous amount of planning and coordination goes into making the day possible, today fulfills and supports a core component of the school’s mission and certainly helps to put smiles on faces of all those involved.” Principal Chris Cipriano said, “I am tremendously proud of our entire school community for rallying around this event each year. Knowing that hundreds of lives will be touched in one way or another today is fantastic. Today’s a great example of ND fulfilling our mission to build character, faith and intellect.”

(For information, contact Chris Cipriano at: 203.372.6521 or ccipriano@notredame.org.)