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Over 200 Bishop Ireton Students Give Back and Raise Money During ‘We Care Week’

Bishop Ireton High School rallied during ‘We Care Week’ with over 200 students participating. (Photo: John Lilly)

Alexandria, VA – Over 200 Bishop Ireton High School students supported the Alexandria community during We Care Week, a week dedicated to giving back to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington organization. From December 4 through 6, students served local schools and communities in the Alexandria area.

Two Bishop Ireton students passing on the love of reading. (Photo: John Lilly)

“I saw God in the women working at the Campagna Center,” said Jacob Aills ‘21. “They worked hard to help other people.”

“Even just being able to make them smile and be with them felt really good,” said Isbaelle Shefrin ‘21 on spending time with the elderly at Sunrise in Alexandria.

In total, the students completed over 650 hours of community service and raised more than $6,000. Christ House in Old Town Alexandria, the Child & Family Network Centers, and Community Lodgings, were just a few of the organizations the students spent time at during the three-day service event.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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