Courtesy of MSJ
Students carry boxes full of collected items for families in Rutland that may need a bit of extra help during the holiday season.
Nationally recognized service project continues in its fourth decade
Dec. 17 & 18 — RUTLAND — For over four decades, Mount St. Joseph Academy students, faculty/staff, parents, alumni, and friends have planned and executed Project Help, a program that provides Christmas baskets for some of the neediest families in the Rutland region.
Project Help is slated for Dec. 17 and 18. MSJ students and volunteers will collect food and monetary donations from area residents and businesses on Thursday, Dec. 17. They will be joined in this effort by eighth grade students from Christ the King School. The students will then deliver the gift baskets to local families on Friday, Dec. 18.
To volunteer or make a food or monetary donation, contact Principal Fortier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students knock on most Rutland City doors, but those that live in a remote area or outside of the city and wish to contribute gifts or donations may drop offerings at the MSJ main office on Wednesday, Dec. 16 during school hours.
MSJ has a long tradition of students who do community service, excel academically, and also participate in multiple sports and extracurricular activities. It has a record of 98 percent of its students being accepted and going on to college in the past several years. The members of the class of 2015 were offered a total of six million dollars in scholarships from colleges and universities.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located at 127 Convent Ave., Rutland. For more information, visit www.msjvermont.org or call 802-775-0151.