The Great Ignatian Challenge - Loyola School
for The Dwelling Place
Help us reach our goal of 5,000 items by November 18, 2016. Give today at:
USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)
Loyola, along with Regis, Fordham Prep, Loyola, Saint Peter’s and Xavier are participating in a Thanksgiving food drive to raise awareness of hunger in our communities while filling local food banks and pantries with tens of thousands of pounds of much-needed provisions for needy families. This friendly but spirited competition will run from October 18 – November 18, 2016.
An anonymous donor who was inspired by the existing Thanksgiving food drives at each school has pledged up to $250,000 for tuition assistance at the five participating schools. Intended to further highlight the spirit of giving and generosity among the student bodies at Jesuit high schools in the Metro area, the donation will be divided among the schools based on the amount of food collected per student.
The Challenge derives its name from St. Ignatius, who taught, "Love consists of sharing what one has and what one is with those one loves. Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words." We are collectively putting those words into action. Remember we may be a small school but we have BIG hearts and we can make a BIG difference in the lives of hungry families!
The food collected by Loyola will be distributed to the New York Common Pantry. The New York Common Pantry provides grocery items for people who do not have enough food at home to cook for their families. These folks can come to pick up what they need to feed their loved ones at home. The Dwelling Place is a Women's Shelter in midtown Manhattan that provides women in need with hot meals, a place to live, and support so that they may get jobs, apartments of their own, and/or medical attention. Once a week, The Dwelling Place opens its doors for dinner to feed anyone who needs a hot meal. We are so excited to be partnering with these two amazing groups!
A key component of a Jesuit education is caring for the wider community which allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of local, national, and global issues. Through service to the community, the students prepare for the day when they will participate in their world as competent, concerned, and responsible members who are committed to social justice.
Donating goods is easy! Click on SHOP NOW to purchase the goods you would like to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase. At the end of the drive all goods ordered online will be shipped directly to our charity partner.
Thank you! Your contributions will strengthen our community by helping others in need.