Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview won this year’s Champions of Charity Competition! The trophy was awarded on Saturday, October 24th before the Prep Bowl at Ford Field. Gabriel Richard collected the most items with a total of 6,160 pounds.
Accepting the trophy was Bella McLaury (left), Joseph Whalen – Principal, and Jessica Baginski (right) with SVdP’s Director – Resource Solicitation, Larry Griffin.
Vic Michaels, Catholic High School League Director remarked “Catholic League member schools are proud to have partnered with the Society of the Apostle of Charity, St. Vincent de Paul, in this new and now annual venture. I am privileged to be the Director of the greatest group of students and administrators possible. The fact that they brought in over 31,000 pounds of clothing in one week, helps to reaffirm the CHSL motto “More than Good Sports…Good People”.
We congratulate Gabriel Richard and thank all the schools, students, staff and parents who participated in this now-annual tradition! Together the total pounds collected exceeded 31,000 pounds!
We are excited to announce that St. Vincent de Paul Detroit is partnering with the Detroit Catholic High School League to collect clothing and shoes for families in need in metro Detroit. 25 high schools are participating, with their students working in the community to collect donated clothing items and shoes. The school that raises the most pounds of clothing and shoes during this program will be crowned the 2015 Champion of Charity and will receive a traveling trophy for their school. In addition, each student in the winning school will receive a t-shirt marking their participation.
The program officially kicks off the week of October 4th, although storage units will be in place at all high schools by September 28th. The trophy will be presented at the Prep Bowl at Ford Field on October 24th.
“The Champions of Charity program is a fantastic way for high school students to help families in need this Fall,” said Bill Brazier, St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director. “It will be wonderful to see which school is crowned “Champion!”
The public is encouraged to donate to the campaign through their local Catholic high school. A complete list of schools that are participating is below:
|CATHOLIC LEAGUE SCHOOLS – CHAMPIONS OF CHARITY|
|9/18 – 9/25||Mercy High School||29300 11 Mile Road||Farmington Hills, 48336|
|9/21 – 9/26||Cranbrook-Kingswood||39221 Woodward||Bloomfield Hills, 48303|
|9/21 – 9/26||Divine Child High School||1001 N. Silvery Lane||Dearborn, 48128|
|10/5 – 10/9||Academy of the Sacred Heart||1250 Kensington Road||Bloomfield Hills, 48304|
|10/5 – 10/9||Austin Academy||24125 26 Mile Road||Ray Twp, 48096|
|10/5 – 10/9||Brother Rice High School||7101 Lahser Rd||Bloomfield Hills, 48301|
|10/5 – 10/9||Cabrini High School||15305 Wick Road||Allen Park, 48101|
|10/5 – 10/9||Cardinal Mooney High School||660 South Water||Marine City, 48039|
|10/5 – 10/9||Catholic Central High School||27225 Wixom Road||Novi, 48374|
|10/5 – 10/9||DeLaSalle Collegiate||14600 Common Road||Warren, 48093|
|10/5 – 10/9||Everest Collegiate||5936 Clarkston||Clarkston, 48349|
|10/5 – 10/9||Fr. Gabriel Richard High School||4333 Whitehall Drive||Ann Arbor, 48105|
|10/5 – 10/9||Frankel Jewish Academy HS||6600 W. Maple||West Bloomfield, 48322|
|10/5 – 10/9||Gabriel Richard High School||15325 Pennsylvania||Riverview, 48192|
|10/5 – 10/9||Ladywood High School||14680 Newburgh Road||Livonia, 48154|
|10/5 – 10/9||Loyola High School||15325 Pinehurst||Detroit, 48238|
|10/5 – 10/9||Lutheran North High School||16825 24 Mile Road||Macomb, 48042|
|10/5 – 10/9||Notre Dame Prep High School||1300 Giddings Rd||Pontiac, 48340|
|10/5 – 10/9||Our Lady of The Lakes||5495 Dixie Highway||Waterford, 48329|
|10/5 – 10/9||Regina High School||13900 Masonic||Warren, 48088|
|10/5 – 10/9||Shrine Catholic High School||3500 W. 13 Mile Road||Royal Oak, 48073|
|10/5 – 10/9||St. Catherine of Siena Academy||28200 Napier Rd||Wixom, 48493|
|10/5 – 10/9||St. Mary’s Preparatory||3535 Indian Trail||Orchard Lake, 48324|
|10/5 – 10/9||U OF D Jesuit High School||8400 S. Cambridge||Detroit, 48221|
|10/12 – 10/17||Bishop Foley High School||32000 Campbell Road||Madison Heights, 48071|