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Champions of Charity Clothing and Shoe Drive Winner Crowned

Gabriel RPrep Bowl Photoichard 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
Dates School Address City/Zip
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