Alverno's National Honor Society Collects Items for Friends in Deed

Published : Friday, December 22, 2017 | 1:09 PM

The credo of the National Honor Society is community service and our members have always generously dedicated themselves to serving others in our community. Whether they arrive at school at 7:00 A.M. to tutor or stay after school long after all other students have gone, they cheerfully step in whenever there is an opportunity to be of service.

During this Christmas season, as in many previous years, our NHS members decided to lend a hand to those in need by hosting a food drive for Friends In Deed. Over the weekend of December 8, the members of NHS gathered at the Ralphs in Hastings Ranch to collect items including canned goods, cereal, peanut butter, and much more for the food pantry at the Pasadena-based non-profit. Friends in Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so our homeless and at-risk neighbors can rebuild their lives.

As people entered the store, the girls politely asked shoppers to consider purchasing an item off a shopping list that would go to help make someone’s Christmas season a little bit better. Their enthusiasm and positive nature were so contagious that many passersby felt compelled to donate to the cause!

Alverno Heights Academy is proud and grateful for the way the National Honor Society members represent the school in the community.

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit






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