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Junior religion classes collect items, wrap boxes for Ave Maria residents

Junior religion classes collect items, wrap boxes for Ave Maria residents

Ave Maria Home in Bartlett has presented CBHS with an opportunity to apply their Catholic mission of helping those who are poor and vulnerable through a Christmas service project. Ave Maria serves approximately 200 clients in their home care program with over 90% of them being TNCare recipients. Every year Ave Maria provides their home care clients with a Christmas gift and this year, they hope to present a gift wrapped shoe box full of basic items such as hand lotion, tooth paste, soap, etc. While these items may appear simple to us, they are valued by the people Ave Maria serves. For the past four years, Ms.  Gerry Taulman’s junior Religion classes have taken up this challenge. This year her students collected enough items to fill 57 shoe boxes, and they subsequently wrapped them. This follows the CBHS mission to help the poor in our midst. On the Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break, a staff member from Ave Maria picked up these boxes for delivery to their clients.

(PHOTO) 1st row: Matt Fagan, Derek Wilson, Michael Foppiano, Sam Banks, Cooper Harrison, Trey Selden; 2nd row: John Richgels, Philip Posey, Baker Mitchell, Jonathan Teal, Denis Scott, Chris Himber, Kevin Shea, Max Thielemier ; 3rd row: Ragan Sernel, Rudy Morales, Anthony Young, Collin Dice, Chris Schneider, Andrew Sweatt, Jack Buckner, Hudson Cunningham, Ms. Taulman