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Catholic students put faith into action

by Mackenzie Ryan  |  published on November 20, 2014


Sorting through donations of clothing and food, students from Melbourne Central Catholic volunteered at one of the three Genesis House shelters today as part of an annual day of service.

Students talked and laughed as they put clothing into a bin marked “maternity” and organized cans of beans and baby food. High school junior Nicole Hennessy had previously donated to the nonprofit, which serves homeless women who are pregnant or have children, but had never seen its operations before.

“It was really special to come and see what everyone had been talking about and why it was so special, and the changes they provide for the women and children who live here,” the 16-year-old said, adding her admiration for the nonprofit’s staff. “It makes me want to come out and help even more.”

More than 2,000 Catholic school students participated in the annual day of service, which puts their faith into action by volunteering throughout the county.

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