This annual stewardship and homelessness awareness project for our school community takes place during the school day, for students in grades 1-8. Funds raised support the Christ House Food Pantry in Alexandria which provides perishable and non-perishable foods to homeless and low-income households in Alexandria. Students will take a short walk within the neighborhood with their Saintly Families to show our support for this important cause. Before, or on the day of the Walk, please send in a donation with your child. Kindergarten students will not be walking but they are welcome to donate.
The recommended donation is $10, but any amount will help this important diocesan ministry. The preferred way to donate is using Faith Direct. https://membership.
When accessing your Faith Direct account, look for a drop-down titled "Walk for the Homeless - 2020." Alternatively, send in a check made out to the Basilica of St. Mary and in the memo line write For Christ House, put the check in an envelope and clearly mark it "Walk for the Homeless."
Students should wear their theme t-shirts (will be sent home the week of) and PE bottoms on the day of the Walk. Pre-K and Kindergarten students may participate by wearing their theme shirts and PE bottoms as well.