Community Service

Community service learning is an integral part of life at St. Raymond. Each year, the students participate in service projects that collect coats for the homeless, send care packages to our military overseas, collect food for local food banks and bring Christmas presents for less fortunate children. In addition, each year the school participates in an annual “penny wars” competition in which students raise money for special community causes. Past causes have included Haiti earthquake relief and the San Bruno fire victims. These service opportunities reinforce what it means to be Catholic; engaging in a meaningful way in the community to see that all are treated with justice and kindness. St. Raymond students in the community are consistently described as the vibrant, diverse, and caring student community that exemplifies the goal of Catholic education.

As part of our Strategic Plan, St. Raymond School will be designing and implementing a more formal service learning program for students which will integrate community service into the curriculum and provide opportunities for students to serve outside of the school environment.

St. Raymond sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students decorated stockings and wrote Christmas wishes for the Maple Street homeless shelter in Redwood City. The effort of the students made a difference to many homeless people on this very special night and served as a reminder to the students of the importance of the giving of time, talent and treasure as Catholics.

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