St. Anthony High School Students Donate Time and Supplies to Children’s Hospital
2014-04-14 · By Editor
Mr. Brett Minter’s six sophomore religion classes from St. Anthony High School took it upon themselves to “ walk the walk and talk the talk” by actually taking action and helping others. Mr. Minter not only teaches his students about giving to charities and helping others, he gives them the opportunity to follow through on the lesson of being selfless. This year the students spent the month of March bringing in donations for the children at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Those donations ranged from crayons, markers, Play-Doh, art sets, puzzles, bubbles and other items recommended by the staff at the hospital. The SAHS students were able to bring in enough donations to fill 20 large boxes with items for the kids.
Caesar Cabada, Marketing Intern at the hospital, said, “We would like to thank Mr. Brett Minter and his class for donating tons of supplies and toys for our kids here at Miller Children’s. Mr. Minter and a few of his students hand-delivered these supplies and visited our playroom to hang out with our patients and show them some of the cool stuff they donated.”
Six sophomore students, along with their teacher Mr. Minter, were chosen to accompany the gifts to the hospital and actually spend time with the young patients, doing crafts, playing games (both Board Games and Video Games), and simply talking with the kids who were very happy for the change in their hospital routines. This was an amazing opportunity for the SAHS teens who all expressed their desire and willingness to repeat the experience. They all agreed that the act of giving to others seems to turn into a gift to themselves. Nothing seems to warm the heart as much as a small child who is sick and yet smiles just because someone came to visit them and spend time with them, making their stay in the hospital a little easier for that day.
For more information about St. Anthony High School, visit their website: www.longbeachsaints.org or call Sheila O’Rourke, Alumni & Public Relations Office at (562) 435-4496, Ext. 1229. St. Anthony High School, a College Preparatory School, is located at 620 Olive Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.