On Oct. 8, students participated in Seton’s annual Respect Life Luncheon supported by the Home and School Organization. Each year that group hosts a soup luncheon for which members provide soup, peanut butter sandwiches and milk. Students bring in the cost of a day’s lunch and then the funds generated from this project are donated to an organization whose mission is to support and respect life.
This year the funds were donated to the Ottumwa Community Outreach Ministry, a faith-based organization providing warm meals, clothing, shelter and assistance for those in need. Pauline Spurgeon, director, spoke with students about the work of the organization, and was then presented with a check for $142.
Seton is again partnering with the Community Outreach Ministry in collecting $1 per child during Catholic Schools Week to aid in Homeless Awareness Day on Jan. 22.