St. Joseph’s College Poverty Walk

On Oct. 4th, 2013, the grade 9 students of the St. Joseph College school took a day off school to do some community service work at various organizations. This tradition started by the Loretta Sisters, has been going on for 67 years and it is amazing to see that it is still happening.

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Students sit in gym awaiting instructions on what they have to do for the day.

The students went to various organizations like Development and Peace, The Mustard Seed, St. Francis Table to name a few.  One group of girls did a street patrol to hand out sandwiches to the homeless in downtown Toronto.

Michael Consul assisted with the organization of the street patrol.
Michael Consul assisted with the organization of the street patrol.
Simeon Charles assist Michael.
Simeon Charles helped out as well (Student Leadership Coop Student)

The students broke up into 2 teams and had a friendly sandwich making race.

And before you make these sandwiches you have to make sure you're hands are clean. (Leave a comment based on your experience.)
And before you make these sandwiches you have to make sure your hands are clean.
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I see some clean hands in your future.
Leave a comment about how your experience was.
Team one creates an assembly line.
Students work together to ensure that the sandwiches are made the best/right way. (Leave a comment about your experience.)
Students work together to ensure that the sandwiches are made the best/right way.
The result of the students work. I see you back there :D.
The result of the students’ work. I see you back there :D.

Now the food is done, time to add some love.

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A sandwich can last a day but the feeling someone will get after reading your note can last a lifetime.
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How about we make someone’s day with a nice, lovely note.
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The girls write inspirational quotes and messages.
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Spreading joy and love.
And they are ready to hand out.
And they are ready to hand out.

We are off to do our walk…..to Yonge Street we go!

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And we are off ready to be on a 3 hour walk around town.
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First stop: Evergreen Yonge Street Mission
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We had some amazing conversations with the individuals we met.  These people requested that we take a picture of them so that they will be remembered.

After a day like this what better way to end it other than a reflection and prayer.

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Everyone is ready to pray and give thanks for the day as we gather in the chapel of the Good Shepard Refuge.

Thank you to everyone for an amazing day.

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Everyone stop to take a picture.

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