Holy Child School
at Rosemont
Rosemont, PA

Service Learning Program 2022-2023 Highlights

Throughout the years, Holy Child School at Rosemont students, parents, faculty, and staff have participated in community service projects around the Philadelphia area. This year, our community has participated in many service-learning projects inside and outside the classroom. Woven into the fabric of our curriculum are opportunities for service-learning projects that connect us to our Holy Child goals, especially goals 4 and 5 which are centered on justice, compassion, and respect for the individual. Our school’s dedicated Service-Learning committee composed of faculty and staff, makes intentional choices about causes and charities to support, often with the help of our Middle School students. Below are just some of the ways our school has given back to the community this year:

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive
In November, our community collected non-perishable canned food items for The Patrician Society which is the largest emergency food cupboard in Montgomery County. We timed our drive around the Thanksgiving Holiday as a way of giving thanks and sharing what we have with our less fortunate neighbors. Holy Child School at Rosemont has partnered with the Patrician Society for over 10 years through our annual canned food drive.

Advent Angel Project
During the Advent season, our school organized an Advent Angel Project benefitting two local organizations: CASA Youth Advocates and The Believe and Achieve Foundation. Families were asked to sign-up to shop for a child in need and help spread God’s love during the holiday season. This project enabled our school to share the joy of the Christmas season with over 100 children in our local area.

Holy Child School at Rosemont Annual Service Day
Guided by our Foundress Cornelia Connelly's life-long commitment to service, we held our annual Service Day & Carnival Fun event on Thursday, February 16. Our annual service day brings together Lower and Middle School Buddies for a day full of community-building experiences centered on service. Our Buddies worked collaboratively on service-learning projects - creating "Socks of Love" and preparing sandwiches - that will provide economically disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area with warm socks and a meal. Students wrote thoughtful and encouraging notes to accompany our donations, extending the warmth and joy of Holy Child to the recipients of these items. In the afternoon, PreKindergarten through Grade 6 participated in carnival games and fun, hosted by Grades 7 and 8. In preparation for this event, our Middle School Student Council leaders worked with their peers to research and select non-profit organizations that supported work connected to their grade-level service themes. In total $2,052 was raised this year from the carnival, and the proceeds were distributed evenly to the following charities: Patrician Society, CHOP, Malala Fund, and Cradles to Crayons.