Some 800 Catholic high school, elementary school and special education students participated in the Helping Hands activity Feb. 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The project to package meals for 50,000 people in Africa was part of the announcement of a partnership between the archdiocesan high schools and Catholic Relief Services. Read full coverage here. (Photos by D’Mont Reese)
Catholic Relief Services Eastern Regional Director Maureen McCullough, left and Immaculate Heart Sister Maureen McDermott, superintendent of secondary Schools for the archdiocese, speak at the Helping Hands event.
The principals of the 17 archdiocesan high schools, plus Merion Mercy Academy, and student council representatives from the schools attend the event.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, center, poses with the leaders of Catholic schools and
Catholic Relief Services.
Archbishop Charles Chaput works with students to fill bags of food during the Helping Hands activity Feb. 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (D’Mont Reese)
Bishop Michael Fitzgerald helps students package meals for needy people overseas through the schools’ partnership with Catholic Relief Services.
Maureen McCullough helps make meals with Catholic high school and special education students.
Students fill one of 50,000 meal bags during the Helping Hands activity Feb. 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Each bag will feed a family of six, and all will be delivered to Catholic Relief Services clients in Burkina Faso, West Africa. (Photo by D’Mont Reese)
Bishop Michael Fitzgerald poses with student council leaders from the archdiocesan schools.