Answering a Call to Serve

St. Giles fosters a nurturing environment that educates the whole child, promotes family commitment and cultivates long-term involvement in the school, the parish and the Catholic faith. St. Giles students are involved in community service projects from the earliest grades through 8th grade.

Outside of the classroom, St. Giles’ students embrace opportunities to give to those less fortunate in the community. Living true to the Catholic faith, students develop their own ideas to help others throughout the year. Below is a sampling of the many projects in which our students have participated in the past:

  • St. Giles’ 8th graders performed hundreds of hours of community service in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Projects included ministering to refugees, volunteering at the Animal Care League, and assisting with Pre-School Religious Education and Before-School Chess Club. Each week, a team of students bakes cookies for a local homeless shelter.
  • 54 fifth through eighth grade students volunteered as altar servers
  • 50 students volunteered as crossing guards
  • Students collected donations for the School and Tutors on Wheels, an adult literacy organization
  • Jazz Band One and Wind Ensemble performed in concert at Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Students and families supported victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • The Diplomats Club supported breast cancer awareness by selling St. Giles athletic wear
  • Once again, our school participated in the Thanksgiving Project where meals are provided for the families in need. The first- through sixth- graders made placemats and decorations, while the seventh and eighth grades made goodie bags for the families to take home.