Time for Giving

FACC Canned Food Drive

Aquin Junior-Senior High is collecting donations for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative through Monday, November 25. Last year, Aquin collected 4525 pounds of food for FACC. At our current rate of collections, we are quite behind that goal. If you have donations that you would like to make toward our efforts, please drop them off at either Aquin Office during business hours. Or, give us a call and we will arrange for someone to come and pick them up.

We thank you very much for your support!

Aquin Blessing Box

Last year during Catholic Schools Week, we accepted donations for a 'Blessing Box' which would be built and located on the Aquin High School Campus. A 'Blessing Box' is a small free 'pantry' of non-perishable items for those who are in need. Aquin's Blessing Box has 3 sections: Food Items, Hygiene Items and Clothing Items.

Many thanks to Aquin's Maintenance Crew--Roger Grenoble, Mike Shippy and Butch Schoenhard--who were instrumental in building and installing our Blessing Box. As expected, they graciously accepted the challenge of creating this wonderful addition to the Aquin Campus. Roger was the main 'craftsman' of the box and put in many hours coming up with a sturdy solution. The box is located at the entrance of our Galena Avenue parking lot.

Decals still need to be added to the box that describe it's purpose and intent, but it is officially 'Open'! Yesterday, Aquin's National Honor Society filled the box with donations collected in January. NHS will maintain and fill this box year-round. If you would like to send donations in for this box throughout the year, please do so--or feel free to put them in the box yourself (similar to the 'Free Little Library' concept). As this is a new venture for Aquin's NHS, we will let you know when we need specific items for the box as community members start to utilize this new offering on our campus.

'Operation Gratitude' Success!

This year, Aquin Schools combined the power of all 3 campuses to give back to our veterans in recognition of Veterans' Day. We participated in 'Operation Gratitude', a national organization that sends care packages to those who serve or have served our country. There were many facets of this project and we are so grateful for all of you who supported our project in some way--whether it was a donation of items or cash (for shipping costs), a letter or card to bring joy to the recipient of a care package, or prayers for our veterans and the packaging of many boxes for them.

We sent 17 flat rate shipping boxes packed full of cards and items that 'Operation Gratitude' will use to help fill the thousands of Care Packages they send around the world to currently serving armed forces and veterans.

Many thanks for any contributions you made to this project!

More to Give?

Here's another great way to show your gratitude for all the blessings you've received. Mrs. Flynn's Religion Classes (grades 7, 8 and half of grade 9) have started a little early on their Advent Project this year. They are all contributing toward the 'Reverse Advent Calendar' below.

Feel free to join them!

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