Service to others and seeing Christ in those we serve has not been lost amidst the changes of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Service to others and seeing Christ in those we serve has not been lost amidst the changes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Seton students and parents have embraced the opportunity to bring joy to the retired Daughters of Charity who live in Emmitsburg. Parents pour out their hearts to the sisters in passionate letters about their lives, their families, and their hopes. Students educate our sisters, many of whom were former teachers, to Google Meet, Google Classroom and Zoom!
Through our virtual Service Learning program, students were asked to thoughtfully consider ways in which they could serve their family members and neighbors during this time of sheltering at home. Students utilitized our MobileServe database to track and highlight their service hours. To date, students have accumulated over 11,000 hours of service hours with an economic value of over $250,000. They were both creative and considerate, and projects included:
- making masks to donate to Catholic Charities' staff and clients
- cooking special meals for family members, with decorative centerpieces and placemats
- delivering baked goods and lunches to hospital staff
- painting rocks with colorful paints and positive messages to leave throughout their neighborhoods
It’s all about why Seton still has joy!