Capstone Holds School Supply Drive for El Puente

During Catholic Schools Week, a Senior Capstone group used the opportunity to encourage the CJ community to contribute school supplies for a local education center.

Selena Aungst, Olivia Boch, Natalie Davis and Patresa Linehan were inspired to collect items such as pencils, pens, binders, folders, notebooks, bookbags and more for the students at El Puente, a learning center for Latino students and families. Two members of the group completed service hours during their junior year at El Puente. Group members noted that students at El Puente needed books, but because another Senior Capstone group completed that project earlier this year, the seniors decided to hold a school supply drive instead.

“We have not counted all of our supplies yet, but so far we have collected over one hundred items,” Aungst said.

The group shared that they plan to stay connected with the students at El Puente throughout the rest of the school year through volunteering at the center.

Aungst reflected, “We had a lot of fun and are excited to work with the students at El Puente, and we have grown stronger as friends through our service.”

Posted February 20, 2018