Sodality and Class of ’84 Warm Hearts with Winter Clothing

Posted February 7, 2018 / Last updated February 20, 2018

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Sodalists carry boxes and bags of winter clothing items into the Harry Tompson Center for distribution to the needy.

The Freshman Sodality and Class of ’84 recently teamed up to organize the Winter Clothing Drive for the city’s homeless. The project, now in its third year, is a shining example of the many ways alumni meaningfully connect with their alma mater in service to the broader community.

Since the beginning of the spring semester, students have been donating new or gently used coats, gloves, socks, and shoes to help the less fortunate keep warm during the winter months. In all, hundreds of winter clothing items were collected. On Friday, Feb 2, members of the Sodality and the Class of ’84 delivered the items to the Harry Tompson Center and VA hospital.

“The clothing drive is so important for introducing the young Sodalists into the virtues of Jesuit High School and the Society of Jesus,” said Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J., the director of the Jesuit Sodality. “The project is perfect for encouraging these young men to grow in charity, teamwork, and responsibility, especially as I see how excited they are to be working with alumni in a meaningful way.”