St. Margaret’s staff came together to give back to the community during St. Margaret’s Day of Service. Each staff member was given the option to choose from a handful of nonprofit organizations to volunteer with for the day. Breakthrough SJC joined in on the fun and was selected as one of the various Day of Service organizations. With finals just around the corner for Breakthrough SJC alumni now attending college, creating care packages seemed like the perfect way to spend our time.

Ten people from different St. Margaret’s departments gathered in the Upper School administration office to offer their day towards helping the alumni. In the morning, half of the team split up to shop for snacks, school related items, and feel good trinkets while the other half stayed back to print out some motivational quotes and decorate greeting cards and boxes. With everyone’s amazing team effort, Breakthrough SJC was able to send out 28 care packages to students at universities that include St. Olaf College, UC Davis, Claremont McKenna College, and Pitzer College.

We have been sponsored by St. Margaret’s for 10 years now and continue to be thankful for its generosity and continuous support. Thank you Amy Warren, Bryan Sullivan, Christee McCarthy, Elizabeth Cheney, Carol Keith, Andrea Chou, and Dallas Clemmons for donating your time and energy to our students. The care packages are already having a tremendous impact on our alumni as they finish finals.