JSerra Swim Team Serves the Community During the Lenten Season

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The JSerra swim team hosts a sock drive every year in March for the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana. Over 800 local families are served each weekend at Loaves and Fishes. The families who come are often in need of basic items.

Four years ago, Coach McLaughlin asked Director Maria Dzida, if she could use her swim team to help in any way.  She responded with ‘socks’. As Mrs. Dzida spoke of the lenten season and the washing of the feet, this become our project.

Every Spring, the JSerra swim team collects socks and food items to donate to the kitchen. The swimmers spend the day serving and giving back to those in need.

“This is an amazing group of kids. It shows the size of the their hearts every time we walk into the building,” said McLaughlin. “I am so very blessed and proud to be their coach both in and out of the water. They understand that receiving and giving go hand in hand.”

Special Thanks from the JSerra Shepherd’s Program

A message from Shepherd’s Chair Tracy Kozlowski

Thank you to all the generous supporters of this weekends Shepherd’s Christmas Event.  With the success of this two day event we are able to bring the gift of a Christ filled education to many students who would not have the means to be a part of JSerra.  The power of JSerra parents coming together to support this cause effects many lives.

We are blessed with such dedicated parents who believe in our mission to make available JSerra to all that want the education here. Our family has been touched by those that have been helped thru the Shepherd’s program.

It’s not too late to send in a donation or pledge to give one student a place behind a desk at JSerra.  Please consider sponsoring a student.  There are also opportunities for sponsoring sport’s fees, books, laptops, and to feed a Hungry Lion.

For more information on how to be a part of the Shepherd’s program visit, http://www.jserra.org/advancement.