Food Drive for FM Food Pantry & St. Lucy’s
During the month of November, gratitude was the theme at Immaculate Conception School. Gathering as a school community to discuss what gratitude is and how students can pay it forward, the students organized a school-wide collection for the FM Food Pantry and St. Lucy’s. Collecting over 300 canned goods and 100 toiletries, the students really felt the joy and love in giving to others.
Sock Out Cancer
On December 20th, Sock Out Cancer held an area-wide raffle for a basketball signed by Jim Boeheim. Immaculate Conception raised $60 that went straight to the efforts of Sock Out Cancer. There were two winners from Cathedral Academy at Pompei and Holy Family Syracuse. The tickets were drawn by the grandchildren of the Sock Out Cancer founder, Bruce Boyea. All the students at IC wore socks to support those affected by the many different types of cancer.
Joseph’s House Baby Bottle Drive
Joseph’s House was proud to partner with many of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Syracuse, including the families of Immaculate Conception, for an Advent Baby Bottle Drive to support their home and mission. Joseph’s House is a home for pregnant, homeless women and their children.
Gifts to Cathedral Academy at Pompei
Thoughtful and generous are two words we think of when we think of IC families. Christmas is a time to think about our love for Jesus and giving. It is also a time to witness children enjoying the magical moments of the holiday season. Our community consists of many families in need and because of the generosity of IC families, we were able to put smiles on the faces of the families we helped at Cathedral Academy at Pompei.
The Home & School Association (HSA) hosted the annual Santa’s Workshop where local vendors sold crafts and made it available and affordable for student shoppers. Christmas shopping was made easy with items priced from $0.50 to $10. The 5th and 6th grade classes made homemade crafts to sell at the workshop. The proceeds were donated to local charities: Golisano Children’s Hospital, ALS at Upstate, Cancer Center, Clear Path for Veterans, Ronald McDonald House, K-9 for Veterans, and Syracuse VA Hospital.
Kindergarten Mitten Trees
Each year, the Kindergarten classes have mitten trees in their classrooms. The students donate mittens and hang them on the trees. Before Christmas, the mittens are sent to the students at the Cathedral at Pompei.