Life as a Hawk

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Lenten Clothing Drive

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By Mr. Fitzgerald, Campus Minister

Ash Wednesday marked the start of our Lenten Clothing Drive to benefit St. Francis House. St. Francis House is a shelter, soup kitchen, and homeless service center in Boston which we visit during our X-CEL service programs.

According to St. Francis House, in the past year their organization has served more than 375,000 meals, provided more than 7,800 showers, and distributed more than 12,800 changes of clothes. They’ve also helped to provide nearly 10,000 medical appointments, counseled guests in more than 20,000 sessions on mental health, substance abuse, and other issues. They’ve trained 156 people in their First Step Employment Program, graduated the 100th class from their Moving Ahead Program, and housed 56 men and women in their Next Step Housing Program.

I am adding a list of items requested by St. Francis House. Please help us contribute to this great organization.

During Lent, students will be periodically around to collect clothes donations from homerooms, but we also encourage students to drop donations in Campus Ministry.  If you have any questions, please see me.

Thanks again for all your support and prayers!

Men’s items

Baseball hats
Belts-All sizes
Casual short sleeves Shirts: Large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X
Men’s jeans-sizes 28-38 all length 34.
Men’s Sweatpants large, XL, 2X, 3X.
New and gently used sneakers, sizes 9-13
New crew socks (while only please)
New underwear-Briefs: M, L, and XL, (please NO BOXERS)
Spring Jackets – S, M, L, XL 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X.
T-Shirts: L, XL, 2X, and 3X

Women’s Items

New underwear-sizes 5-14 (white only please)
New bras-all sizes (white only please)


Traveler size soaps
Shopping plastic bags


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