Published : Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 10:07 PM
There was a lot of hard work but it was met with joy and a collaborative spirit as the faculty and staff once again participated in an annual service day. Inspired by the students’ enthusiasm and commitment to their Reach Out projects, the faculty and staff began this special community day three years ago in place of the annual retreat and it has become a much anticipated event. This year the day once again opened in prayer and reflection. MJS alumna Callie Stark ’07, currently a junior at USC, stopped by to share a little bit about Kling Street Kids, the organiziation she and her sister Cady (MJS ’10) started in 2002, in an effort to raise money for Children’s Hospital. The success of this grass-roots community effort has been amazing with over $100, 000 raised to date.
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Callie’s heart-felt words describing her experiences with Kling Street Kids and recent service projects in South Africa were inspiring and left everyone feeling energetic for the day ahead. From cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House to removing trash and evasive plants in the Arroyo, it was a full day, but all returned to campus with a sense of peace and renewal. As Cornelia Connelly once wrote, ” Try to help others and the effort will be blessed on yourself.”
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