Although social-distancing measures aren’t exactly compatible with the type of direct service work Prep students are accustomed to performing, Campus Ministry has established a “hands-off service” program to keep this vital component of Prep life active.
In response to the greater-than-ever needs of Prep’s community partner organizations for donations of food, clothing, and other items, students are eligible to earn hours toward their Christian Service requirement by collecting and delivering donations in person (5 hours) or donating goods online (2 hours). This allows Prep students to assist these organizations in providing essential support to local communities while minimizing the risk of spreading infection person-to-person.
“Service is an important part of Prep, even when we’re not on campus,” Mr. John Dougherty, director of Campus Ministry, explained. “We wanted to give our students a way to support our community partners and do some good, while also making sure that they’re staying safe and healthy. As always, our guys rose to the challenge and I know our partners really appreciate it!”
Campus Ministry is working to organize additional service opportunities, which will be announced soon.
More details on the program are available here or by contacting Mr. Dougherty (DoughertyJ@spprep.org)