Small Hands, Big Hearts!
The most promising and rewarding thing we can think of is kids helping kids. We are grateful for this extra effort and for the gentle reminder that caring hearts and helping hands are all we really need. Eleanor Roosevelt said "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." These small hands and big hearts have already allowed other children's dreams to come true. Here's to each of you and to changing the future.
DVCC Youth Ambassadors
Our 2019 – 2021 Youth Ambassadors are a special lot to be sure. Led by veterans Ben Donohue and Lexi Parsons, we happily welcomed Keira McHugh, Ella Garner, Nola Parsons, Jack Brennan, John Kelley, Brady and Patrick Bellew in the fall of 2019. While Covid 19 may have abbreviated some of our activities, these ambassadors remain behind us in spirit and support and we are forever grateful. This stand out group will follow the footprints laid by those who have done the work before them, and surely make their own great marks as they work with DVCC. They will be busy fostering interest and support in DVCC among classmates, friends and family as well as running and managing special projects. Every one of these wonderful students are a shining example of kids helping kids.
St. Max Kolbe
Students from St. Maximillian Kolbe's youth group "Kids in Action" organize a special collection to help other kids get off to a great start each new school year. By filling brand new backpacks with supplies, they offer great hope and relief to other children who would otherwise go without. Fearless and longtime leader Lisa Bice also helps the kids sponsor many children each Holiday Season. Great love and thanks for your many years of service
Villa Maria Academy
Villa Maria Academy's "Giving Tree" is made extra bright by the hundreds of new, beautifully wrapped gifts beneath its branches. Even brighter is that those same gifts are donated by the students, which will then be distributed through our Holiday Program. Villa families also sponsor over 200 children each year for this same program. From Easter baskets to Thanksgiving meals, the importance of service is made clear to all.
Sts. Simon and Jude
The student body and Parish of Sts. Simon and Jude has hearts full of spirit and hands willing to work! From stuffing packets, to being a part of the gift chain, to sponsoring over 300 children each Holiday Season, they have been with us every step of the way. Parishioner and organizer Cindy Moribondo is a true DVCC angel. Special love and thanks to this oh so special Parish!