SBA holds annual Community Day
ABINGTON >> St. Bail Academy recently held its fifth annual Community Day.
The school partnered with organizations such as Briar Bush Nature Center, Face to Face Soup Kitchen, Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, Holy Redeemer Garden, Holy Redeemer Thrift Shop, Our Lady of Confidence, Philabundance, St. Helena’s/Incarnation, St. Luke Preschool, St. Martin of Tours, St. Joseph’s Manor, Sunrise Senior Living and The Breathing Room Foundation. SBA students volunteered by tutoring, gardening, doing arts and crafts and packing food, among other activities.
While the upper classes were out working in the community, freshmen remained at the academy to meet The Breathing Room Foundation’s volunteer coordinator, Eileen Carissimi, and guest speaker Patty Rose. Rose shared her own story of surviving breast cancer, as well as information about how The Breathing Room works to provide benefits to families in need. Students later made blankets for The Breathing Room Foundation and sandwich bags for Face to Face Soup Kitchen.