25 January 2020
On Monday, February 3, selected Haerther Scholars from De La Salle will join their colleagues from St. Patrick, Brother Rice, Holy Trinity, Mother McAuley and Trinity High Schools to create care packages that will be distributed to homeless veterans through Rags of Honor, an apparel company devoted to hiring homeless and at-risk veterans. The students will gather at St. Patrick High School on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
To sustain their status as Haerther Scholars, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and show strong co-curricular involvement in clubs, fine arts, athletics and/or community service.
Rags of Honor was founded by St. Patrick alum Mark Doyle with the mission of helping homeless and at-risk veterans reintegrate back into civilian society after serving their country.
During Catholic Schools Week, which begins this Sunday, January 26, the schools participating in the service project will collect travel-size toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and deodorant. In addition, monetary donations are being accepted to purchase winter gloves, socks and hand warmers.
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.
We truly thank our Lasallian friends and colleagues at St. Patrick for hosting and providing this exemplary and outstanding learning opportunity to the group of young women and men who call De La Salle home.
For more information about Rags of Honor, visit www.ragsofhonor.org.