Edgewood High students serve in the community Print
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 -- 3:50 PM

During “Edgewood High School in the Community” Day, volunteers helped in 49 different locations, including at St. James School in Madison. (Contributed photo)MADISON — They call it “Edgewood High School (EHS) in the Community.” On Wednesday, Oct. 3, over 700 volunteers from the high school worked at non-profit service organizations around the metropolitan area.

Classes were canceled while the students, teachers, staff, and some parent helpers filled needs in nearly 50 locations, providing 3,500 hours of service in one day.

Receiving help on “Edgewood in the Community” Day were the clients of such organizations as Agrace Hospice Care, American Red Cross, the Dane County Humane Society, East Madison Metro Coalition for the Aging, Goodman Community Center, Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the UW Arboretum.

After “EHS in the Community” Day, Edgewood students will continue to volunteer throughout the year as part of the school’s service requirement and commitment to teach students to make service a regular part of their lives.

Most EHS students more than double the 100-hour graduation requirement, totaling about 8,750 annual student volunteer hours to the Madison area.

Costs for the day’s buses and supplies are supported by donations. EHS campus ministry plans and organizes the event in collaboration with school administration.

Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart is in its 132nd year of providing a Catholic education in a motivating, supportive environment.


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