This March we were again blessed with college students who graciously gave up their spring break trip to Florida or Cancun to give of their time at St. Paul’s Home. This year we had students from not one, not two, but three different colleges: Michigan State University, Marquette University, and Miami University.
These students came with lots of energy and ready to work – and so they did! They put in numerous hours sorting canned good donations, washing windows, cleaning and organizing our Craft Room and storage spaces, working outside in the yard, and serving meals to the Residents in their dining rooms.
But it wasn’t all “hard work and no play.” Students also joined in on a range of Resident activities including playing cards, giving manicures, a Monte Carlo afternoon, Bingo, a Dinner and a Movie night, and Wii Bowling. They were most welcome, as well, to our daily Mass, Rosary, and special prayer times.
If you know of any students looking for a place to give of their time and talents, tell them to contact St. Paul’s Home.
We look forward to students of all ages in our Home, for they bring joy and new life to the elderly like no one else can. As they serve, young people also discover the truth of Jesus’ words, “It is more blessed to give than to receive!” (Acts 20:35).