CSAC “CHANGE” the World Project
Posted on 02/09/2017

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” 
-Mother Theresa
Wednesday, February 1st, the Wednesday of Catholic Schools Week, found 49 Bishop Ahr students, Sister Cynthia, Deacon Rich, Mr. Harry Ziegler, Ms. Liz Savner, Mr. Matt Roche, Mrs. Donna Hrabar, Mrs. Denise Markert, Mrs. Terry Aiken, Mr. Robert Lench, Mrs. Karen Wilton, Ms. Lilly Acab, Mrs. Dot Machovic, Ms. Brittany Klimczak, and Fr. Keith Cervine putting together 400 bagged lunches for the CSAC “CHANGE” the World Project!  Into each bag of lunch was put a sandwich, a napkin, 2 snack items, a bottle of water, and lots of love.

The week before, the freshmen students in Mr. Matt Roche’s religion classes decorated and wrote notes on each bag.  The recipients of the bag were in for a real treat.  On Thursday, the lunches were delivered to TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Trenton, NJ) by the BGA maintenance staff.

Before beginning the project, the group prayed asking God’s blessings on those who would receive the lunch bags and also on us as we made the sandwiches. On this feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, who is the patron of the high school, our prayer ended with a resounding "St. Thomas Aquinas pray for us."

Making sandwiches was a new experience for some of the students.  There were lots of smiles and much laughter as the students attempted to complete this NEW experience!  The table where the sandwiches were made had as much peanut butter and jelly on it as the sandwiches that were made!

All of the bread, snacks, water, peanut butter and jelly, bags, and napkins were purchased with money collected from the BGA students on a Dress Down day for the poor.  This was once again a total BGA community project – everyone helped – the maintenance staff, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents!  Thank you to all who helped our “Change” the world project to provide lunches for the poor.
The CSAC “Change” the world project was one small action that helped us here at Bishop Ahr High School follow Pope Francis’ call to go out of our way and help “change” the life of the poor.

Monetary donations for the project can always be made by calling Sister Cynthia at (732) 549 – 1108, ext. 648.