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Community Service

At Saint Thomas Academy, we feel that giving back to the community is extremely important, not just for those that we are helping, but for our students as well.

There are a variety of ways to become involved and give back to the community at Saint Thomas Academy. Previous projects have included: an annual service trip to Guatemala, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, Neighborhood clean-ups, and many more.

Previous Projects

Blood Drive
In partnership with the American Red Cross, Saint Thomas Academy students have the opportunity to work the drive, or give blood to help those in need.

Campus Ministry
By becoming involved in campus ministry, students have the opportunity to serve as an Eucharistic Minister, Mass server, reader, and musician.

Crosby Farm
More recently, students in Military Leadership 3, have been able to go to Crosby Farm Regional Park and assist in removing invasive species, like the Garlic Mustard plant.

Guatemala Service Trip
An annual service trip to Guatemala provides students with the opportunity to work with people in San Lucas Toliman and bettering their livelihood.

Haunting for the Hungry
An annual food drive that helps stock the Franciscan Brothers of Peace food shelves every October.

Out of Uniform Days 
Every year, out-of-uniform days allow students to raise thousands of dollars that benefit various charities and Disaster Response.

Neighborhood Clean-Up
Join other students in shoveling driveways and sidewalks for the elderly or disabled throughout the winter, clean up local parks periodically to help improve the quality of life in the community.

Season of Giving
A school-wide program that provides Christmas presents for many people registered at Catholic Charities. Students, along with faculty, and staff provide gifts, grocery money, school supplies, hats, and mittens to those who need help during the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni assist Bill Foussard ’72 and Barb Aslesen with their annual Meals On Wheels Thanksgiving dinner deliveries. 

Community Service has been a huge part of my Saint Thomas Academy experience. I have been challenged to do things that are rather outside of my comfort zone, and contribute positively to the community. Becoming involved in community service is a decision that I have not regretted."

- 2018 Saint Thomas Academy Graduate

Juniors volunteering at Crosby Farm
people working to pack Thanksgiving meals for those in need
Cadets in Guatemala
Campus Ministry, student reading at Mass
Cadet Campus Ministry