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Title: St. Gabriel's Catholic School Service Projects (PK-8): St. Gabriel's Catholic School, Austin, TX

Type: Community Service Example

Duration: Variable; monthly, ongoing or project determined

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Subject Correlation: Social Studies

Summary: The students and staff at St. Gabriel's, an independent, Catholic, private day school for grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eight, participate in service projects throughout the year. Some of the service projects are grade specific, some done by special groups such as the Honor Society or Latin Club, and some are school-wide service projects.


Steve Balak
St. Gabriel's Catholic School


St. Gabriel's Catholic School

Austin, TX

St. Gabriel's Catholic School Service Projects 2007-2008

Pre-Kindergarten Safe Place February 2008 Make friendship boxes for the children who come to the shelter.
 Kindergarten Mobile Loaves and Fishes
January 2008
Collect at least 100 socks for donation to the homeless.
First Grade
Ronald McDonald House
Collect pop-tabs for donation to the house.
Second Grade
Street Homelessness
Spring 2008
Stuff toiletries into men's socks and distribute to homeless on the streets with parent assistance.
Third Grade
Gratitude Cards
January - May 2008
Send a St. Gabriel medal and cards of thanks and support to various groups of people.
Fourth Grade
Food Drive
Legacy of Giving
November 2007
Collect over 4,000 lbs. of canned goods for needy families.
Fifth Grade
1.  Safety Patrol

2.  Earth Day Legacy of Giving

April , 2008
Provide safety assistance for students arriving to school in morning.

Sixth Grade
Art from the Heart Legacy of Giving
February 2008
Make Valentine Cards for soldiers in Iraq.
Seventh Grade
Legacy of Giving
 Participate in food drive, valentine cards, and Earth Day activities.
Eighth Grade
Caritas Soup Kitchen
Once a Month
Students deliver food to Caritas and serve lunch to the guests.
Student Council
Coats for Kids
December 2007
 Coordinate school-wide drive to collect coats for needy families.
Faculty and Staff
1.  Coats for Kids

2.  Trail of Lights
December 2007
Distribute coats to needy families.

Welcome visitors to Austin/Zilker park and spread Christmas cheer.
1.  Caritas Soup Kitchen

2.  Candy From Heaven

3.  Casa Angelina Orphanage
Once a Month

November 2007

December 2007
Collect food; make sack lunches to be delivered to guests at Caritas.

Collect leftover Halloween candy for Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

Christmas gifts were donated for 47 children in Guatamala.
Latin Club
Austin Children's Shelter
Fall 2007
Collect needed items for children at the shelter.
Honor Society
Reindeer Games
December 2007
Provide holiday fun and free babysitting for lower school students.
Paper Recycling
Coordinate recycling project for St. Gabriel's School.
School Volunteers
Library, room parents, PSA, etc.

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