On Saturday, Dec. 4, ten Saint Mark School 6th graders, accompanied by their homeroom teachers, delivered three van loads of supplies to the Fisher House at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
As part of St. Mark School's “Virtue of the Month program,” 6th graders were responsible for coordinating a school-wide service project for November's virtue - gratitude. The 6th graders chose the Fisher House because collecting items for the soldiers and their families who stay there was a good way for Saint Mark students to show their gratitude to servicemen and women. Students throughout the school donated items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, writing paper, tissues and other essential supplies for the Fisher House. In addition, several IPods and other high-tech donations were made for the residents of the Fisher House.
Saint Mark Catholic School in Vienna, Virginia, is in its eighth year of operation, with more than 400 students from preschool through eighth grade.
"Holidays, birthdays & anniversaries have been celebrated with tears and smiles with people who truly understand what the other person is experiencing."
- Kamryn Jaroszewski