Cardinal Gibbons families joined together as a faithful community on a Saturday earlier this month for a day of service and fellowship. In the morning, families worked at service projects and in the evening they attended the Spring Social as a way for parents to gather and enjoy being together as parents. The day, sponsored by the Cardinal Gibbons Family Association, brought families together to help others but also to build new bonds or strengthen old ones with other Cardinal Gibbons families.
During the morning, the Family Association worked with community service groups to put together the Third Annual Family Service Day. Nearly 300 members of the Gibbons community participated in many different service opportunities throughout the Triangle.
They included sorting and processing 275 pounds of clothing for Note in the Pocket. Those clothes will go to a child in Wake County to have a week's worth of school clothing. Some 41 Gibbons volunteers also donated 31 pints of blood, which will help save up to 93 people. And our volunteers working at Interfaith Food Shuttle's Mobile Market prepared fresh produce bags for 187 home-bound people.
Gibbons parent Kim Eyerman, who helped with the event, summarized the morning activities. "Gibbons Gathers service projects, to me, represent the truest form of our Catholic faith in action. While this family service day helps carry out the mission of Cardinal Gibbons, it is really about our school community connecting with each other, and supporting our neighbors," she said. "It allows us to do what really matters in life and faith, people helping other people."
At night, families enjoyed an evening of fellowship and celebrated the Gibbons parent community by attending the Spring Social.