We once again had the privilege of having the St. Paul’s Episcopal 5th grade students come to our Home.
The day started very early for these young workers. There were over 85 students that came to our Home at 8:30 a.m. and they were ready to work! Sr. Maria Gorretti started us off by explaining a little about the Little Sisters and this made these students even more excited about the chance to help others.
Once they learned a little about their assignments, they met up with the supervisors! The students helped our laundry department by folding towels and sheets, the kitchen by wiping all of the stainless steel appliances and all of the table legs. The students washed wheelchairs and baseboards, and dusted.
Many of the students paired up with members of our housekeeping department to clean the halls, stairwells, and the chapel. The students even helped wash cars! These wonderful students didn’t complain or stop working the entire time that they were here. There isn’t a corner of our Home that wasn’t cleaned at least twice! It was such a pleasure to see them working so hard cleaning our Home from top to bottom.
We are so grateful that the students came to our Home. Their service project was designed to show them the importance of giving to others, but we definitely felt like we learned something from them: It doesn’t have to feel like work if you are having fun doing it! We can’t wait for them to come back next year!