Article by Phoenix writer Isabel Connolly ’23:
As a Catholic school, Kellenberg has always striven to impress upon its students the ideals of Christianity, namely charity and concern for their fellow man. Kellenberg continuously works to uphold these values and support those in need throughout the year with various drives and collections.
Over this past week, Kellenberg held a collection for the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. It has been a tumultuous time for the Ukrainian people where they have had to leave their homes and everything that they have behind. In an effort to help in any way possible, Kellenberg collected money which they donated to the Catholic Relief Services.
The ARK asked students to give as much as possible. Particularly on Ash Wednesday when students could be fasting, the students were asked to donate what they would have spent as snack money. So far, close to six thousand dollars have been collected.
On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis had asked all Catholics to pray for the war in Ukraine and consider almsgiving as a sign of unity. Kellenberg will continue to pray for peace in Ukraine and support efforts to help those in need.
UPDATE (March 24, 2022):
Our student body raised $5,500 which was donated to Catholic Relief services specifically assisting Ukrainian refugees in Poland.