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Ave Maria Academy Fourth Graders Collect for Sharing and Caring Hands

Apr 17, 2018 06:01AM ● By Wendy Erlien

Ave Maria fourth graders collected and donated collected personal care items for Sharing and Caring Hands. (photo provided by Ave Maria Academy)

As part of their apostolic project, Ave Maria Academy fourth graders collected personal care items for Sharing and Caring Hands and delivered the donations in March. 

Sharing and Caring Hands, based in Minneapolis, was founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland and provides a variety of services in "a compassionate response to the needs of the poor," according to their website. 

 Ave Maria Academy students toured the facility, met Mary Jo Copeland, and saw some of the people their donations would assist. 

“When we were leaving I was happy that I have all that I need and more,”  Ave Maria Academy  student Isabella Tschida said. 

Students collected and donated 9,369 diapers, 449 bars of soap, 218 razors, 133 tubes of tooth paste, and 255 toothbrushes.

“At Sharing and Caring Hands, I was very grateful for a house, food, clothes and a bed. I was sad that so many people don’t have these things," Ave Maria Academy student Anya Szwejbka said. 

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