Alverno’s Campus Ministry Program to Benefit 15 Service Organizations throughout Los Angeles County

This year Alverno Heights Academy’s Campus Ministry program is hosting a school wide service project! The season of Advent reminds everyone that you are to shine light wherever you see darkness. That is why the Alverno community has made it an annual tradition to use this time reflecting on one’s blessings and sharing them with others.

This year’s school wide (Lower School & Upper School) Advent Service Project will benefit 15 service organizations throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County and Central California. Orgs like Eaton Canyon Foundation, Union Station, El Nido, Downtown Women’s Center, Inner City Arts and Alexandria House to name some. Try your best to contribute – even the smallest of gifts can bring great joy.

The 9th & 12th grade students are being asked to donate backpacks to be used as Blessing Bags for the Eaton Canyon Foundation. Sometimes all folks have is what they can carry on themselves. Having a good sturdy backpack can help in those times. AHA will use these backpacks for a continued service project in which they will stuff them with socks, toiletries and snacks so that they can be given to someone in need.

10th and 11th Grade will be collecting socks, bras and underwear for the Downtown Women’s Center. Bras and underwear are often items of clothing one take for granted and don’t think of having a need for. With these donations AHA will help women directly living in Skid Row that do not have the luxury of having these items stocked regularly. Sports bras are also a good idea and please bring in items in all sizes.

Alverno Heights Academy Campus Ministry thank you for participating in this wonderful service project!

Alverno Heights Academy, 200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-3463 or visit

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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