PHS National Honor Society makes donation to help refugees

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Members of NHS presenting a check to a representative for Catholic Community Services

This month our National Honor Society students made a generous donation of 60 backpacks, 60 chromebooks, and $1,000  to Catholic Community Services, which provides aid to Afghan refugees. The money was raised by NHS members selling candy grams to the PHS student body. 

Catholic Community Services are usually able to help settle 300 refugees every 4 years, but they have surpassed that number in the last 3 months with the vast number of Afghan refugees. They help refugees for 2 years and pay their rent for the first 6 months. They have also  helped over 100 orphans which are placed  in the foster care system and provide assistance until they are 21 years old. Children get put into schools according to age, even if they don’t speak English and have never been to school before. 

The chromebooks and backpacks were given to the school age refugee children who were in need of devices for school. Many of the families were in need of basic necessities such as dishes and other household supplies so the monetary donation was given to help them purchase those items. Knowing that our donations were going to refugees was very rewarding and we look forward to doing it again.


Caden Rowley, Sheila Lotz