Honor students at Glendale’s Sacred Heart Catholic Academy run daily donation drive for Caribbean, Latin America aid

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The St. Margaret Mary Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale raised a total of $800 for Food for the Poor through the chapter’s honor society project.  

Food for the Poor’s Operation Starfish project encourages encourages families to donate 50 cents or more to impoverished families in the Caribbean and Latin America. The 28 NJHS members put small daily donations into their collection boxes. 

Food for the Poor is a charitable organization devoted to redistributing donations from churches in developed countries to poverty-stricken countries. In 2018, it raised $953,123,654 in total for its programs and activities, according to its financial statement.

In addition to raising money for the organization, the St. Margaret Mary students also created Easter cards for retired clergy at The Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston; sponsored April’s hospitality Sunday at Sacred Heart Church for the community; launched a Reading Buddies club; worked as tutors in the Peer Tutoring club; helped at the lenten soup supper; supported the local Knights Of Columbus blood drive; worked at the school’s flower sales; and supported breakfast with the Easter bunny.