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Children of the Holy Trinity share love

For the students of Holy Trinity School, community service is no stranger, but February is special.

This month, the El Dorado Hills School Student Court ruled on a project that would have three beneficiaries: memory-care facilities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as teachers and staff at their school.

“The kids are really in charge of it,” said principal Denise Remick. “Especially when there is so much we can’t do right now. That was the motivation behind it; What can we do to make someone smile and make a difference for someone else in these times when there is so much we can’t do? “

The students solicited donations, part of which was used to purchase flowering plants for residents of memory care facilities in Ponté Palmero, Eskaton, The Pavilion, Oakmont, New West Haven and El Dorado Senior Care Village. In addition to the plants, 200 crafts and cards made by students and parishioners of Holy Trinity were delivered in time for Valentine’s Day. The ward’s Faith Training Confirmation Candidates also donated over 50 bags and cards.

The remaining funds were donated to Spirit of Benny, a Make-A-Wish fundraiser benefiting children and families in El Dorado County. And finally, teachers and staff at Holy Trinity received bouquets of flowers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Monthly service projects are a mainstay of the school’s curriculum, with past projects such as collecting socks and canned goods for outreach programs like Upper Room, toiletries for the needy, or baby wipes for Mother Teresa Maternity Home.

“We think it’s really important to do community service with and for our community,” said Katie Newman, grade eight student at Holy Trinity. “What I found special was that everyone was involved – the ward, the students, and the confirming students were all trying to help and really come together.”