Recent News from Matignon High School
Matignon Gives Back
March 13, 2017
Consistent with the school's founding mission, the Campus Ministry program emphasizes leadership and service to others. This school year the Campus Ministry Office and our students have shown amazing efforts to organize different ways to give back to our community. With initiation from some of our students, Matignon High School has been able to expand our fundraisers to include new organizations. We are so proud of our community for coming together and supporting our drives and fundraisers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Breast Cancer Tag Day
$1,525 was raised and donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Donations were collected to support the food drive at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Roxbury in honor for Fr. Best, our former school Chaplin.
The Women’s Lunch Place Day of Service
One of our Campus Minister’s and a group of students volunteered at The Women’s Lunch Place for the day.
Children toys were collected for Housing Families, an organization located in Malden that provides goods for local families in need.
Used Clothing Drive
961 pounds of clothing and accessories were collected Second Chances. This drive was initiated by Allyson Giso ’18.
Pine Street Inn Day of Service
One of our Campus Ministers and a group of students volunteered at Pine Street Inn for the day.
Change Collection Drive
$530 was collected in homeroom for Haiti Global Youth Partnership, Inc., an organization started by Stefan Ceccherini ’19 and his family. The money will go toward working with the children in L'Asile, Haiti, Stefan’s mom’s hometown.
Still to Come from Campus Ministry
There will be a baby drive for Cradles to Crayons which will included all new or used baby gear (clothing, toys, toiletries, etc.).
Campus Ministry and 12 students will be traveling to Camden NJ for an alternative spring break. They will work with different communities every day helping to prepare and serve meals, work in gardens, visit with the elder and provide a ministry of presence. Students will also learn more about the social injustices that have prevented people from escaping a cycle of poverty.
Campus Ministry will be taking a group of students on a three-day transfiguration retreat at the Barbra C Harris Camp in NH. This is an opportunity for them to explore their faith, relationship with God and to grow as individuals and as a community.
On May 31 Matignon High School will have an all school day of service. Some of the locations will include: Spy Pond Park, Stone Zoo, Cradles to Crayons, Mission of Deeds, and possibly DCR.