Canon Human Services
Brown Scapular Program
The eighth graders provide a Merry Christmas and a Happy Easter celebration for the 45 men in the residential center here in the community of Watts. They raise funds, get gift packages and home made blankets together, and deliver them to the program just before the holidays. The class also provides monthly treats for older people in Watts Senior Citizen Center and the seniors who attend Bingo in the Parish Hall at St. Lawrence of Brindisi.
Shelter for Women Victims of Abuse and Neglect in Long Beach
The seventh graders collect health products for women and children living in a private shelter in the Long Beach area. The project is completed in conjunction with the Journey with Jesus Program, which complements our religion program.
Fifth graders are in charge of coordinating a Hat Day event to support families with children battling cancer. All students pay a dollar to wear a hat during school hours and remember those who are on chemotherapy. There is also a Mass to pray for children who are sick and give thanks for those who are healthy.
2nd and 4th Grade
Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated in a special way by the 2nd and 4th grade. After a School Mass in late March, classes meet, and make sandwiches for the food pantry at St. Lawrence of Brindisi.These sandwiches are distributed later that day. This is a learning experience for students who participate in this annual event!
School Wide Programs
Jump for Heart
Pennies for Patients
Both are great causes in which the whole school participates and raises funds. Students thoroughly enjoy both events and our school community is proud of the success of our students.