OLG Students Take Care of Neighbors

olg-school-badgeOLG School was featured in an article on the Angelus magazine (The Tidings’ online version) recently when the Dolphins dedicated their “Jean Day” fundraiser towards helping the St. James Victims Relief Fund.

An excerpt is provided below with a link to the full article.

Students, staff and faculty at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach kicked off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 by combining solidarity and school spirit with “Caring for the Crusaders Day.” The event supported the parish community of St. James Church in Redondo Beach, which suffered the tragic loss of four lives due to a car accident following their school’s annual Christmas show on Dec. 17.

According to April Beuder, principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe School, when the student council was planning for Catholic Schools Week, students suggested Crusaders Day in lieu of holding their yearly Jean Day fundraiser, in which students donate $1 each for the opportunity to wear jeans to school for the day. This year, OLG students wore green and gold — St. James’ school colors — instead, with the funds raised earmarked for donation to the St. James Victim Relief Fund.

Most families donated more than $1 and many children brought in money from their allowances, explained Beuder. The school, which has 212 students, raised $600 during the initial fundraising, with donations still coming in at press time.

Read the remainder of the article here.