On Thursday, October 20th, Montini Catholic sophomores participated in their annual Day of Service and Recollection. Each year the students offer their services to various sites in the Western Suburbs. This year's beneficiaries included: Easter Seals (Villa Park), Feed My Starving Children (Aurora and Schaumburg locations), West Suburban Food Pantry (Woodridge), MarkLund (Geneva), and Humanitarian Service Project (Carol Stream).
Throughout the day, the students were busy packing food for children in poor countries, helping pack and load food donations for local families, sanitizing toys, cleaning facilities, visiting with disabled peers and, most importantly, sharing the morning with each other while providing service to others. The theme of Montini Catholic's service year, "the work is yours," is inspired by the essence of "paying it forward." We are each fortunate to have the wonderful things that we have," said Campus Minister, Michael Blanchette. "I want to inspire you to pay it forward by finding ways to make someone else's day a little better."