SPX Middle School Service Group
The Service Group was formed in 2004 because so many middle school students expressed an interest in making a difference. What started out as a core group of 30 students has grown throughout the years. There initial goal was to reach out to children in poverty, they have done that and so much more throughtout the years. The group meets monthly during school. The goal is to do community outreach and to fundraise for Kids Against Hunger and Terra Livre in Brazil. They have been vistied by the co-founder of Terra Livre several times, she encouraged the students to be "The Power of One," That is the power to do something, to do anything. To act locally and think globally. She encouraged the students to help others, it can be as simple as helping out a classmate. She is very impressed with the students at St Pius and their continuing efforts to help others.
In the first three years the group raise $15,800, with 100% of that money going to help the charities. They have sponsored the Kids Against Hunger packaging over 60,000 meals during the school day for Tanzania and sent money for supplies for the St Pius X classroom at the Terra Livre school in Brazil. It has been very inspiring for all involved. Through the very short years the group has been around, they have raised over $50,000!
The focus is to raise money and awareness for children in 3rd world countries. Examples of fund raisers are: Omelete Breakfast, Car Washes, The Christmas Box program (sponsoring a KAH box in someone's name) and Dress Down Days. For questions related to this group at SPX see Mrs. Anthofer or Mr. Tallman.
Our current goal is to once again sponsor a packaging event for Kids Against Hunger in the near future.
To find out more about Kids Against Hunger go to http://www.feedingchildren.org/
To find out more about the international organization of Terra Livre go to http://www.terralivre.org.br
We will continue to fnd ways to help our charities. The big news is that Terra Livre is working at building and opening the first ever TL school in 2009! St Pius X Church donated $10,000 and has a classroom named after us. There is much more work to be done for this school....our students are up to the challenge. When asked the students are very confident they will raise the money and they will make a difference. We can all learn from these inspiring students, the leaders of tomorrow!
Other Service Opportunities
Generation of Life (G.O.L.)
Founded in 2006and revived during the 2013 school year by two St. Pius X eighth graders, G.O.L., or Generations of Life, is a pro-life club for middle school students. G.O.L. was originally a prayer group, praying for the end of abortion. Now, as the group continues to evolve, it has spread to service projects as well as prayer, actively supporting life from conception to natural death. The members of G.O.L. continuously show enthusiasm in their service and are eager to make a difference in today's world by celebrating the lives of all people, especially the unborn, their parents and the elderly.
Historically, G.O.L. has been able to reach out to the St. Pius X Parish, School and local community. The group hosts fundraisers, such as, bake sales and book sales after weekend Masses. The money raised is given to local and national pro-life organizations to assist new and expectant mothers.
Meetings are held one to two times a month on Thursdays after the conclusion of the school day, in Mr. Tallman's room. All middle school students are invited to join. If you are interested in joining G.O.L., please attend a meeting or see Mr. Tallman (7th grade) for more information