Thanks to you, we are able to help provide support for “Hat Pax”, an outreach program of the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace. Manned by our Br. Al Mascia, OFM, it has transformed a simple distribution of goods into an exciting and fun-filled event. “The children themselves designed their own hats by selecting multicolored fleece panels from a wide selection which were then sewn and completed by volunteers and delivered to the students about a week later during a huge celebration,” says Al.
The Song and Spirit program serves children in schools or soup kitchens where staff and volunteers are creative in addressing human needs: hunger, shelter and clothing. At one school, Song and Spirit established a pantry where they distributed hundreds of “Snack Pax” to augment their nutritional needs and engaged in creative activities such as the Hat Pax initiative.
The photo is from a charter school that serves children living below the poverty line. Thanks to you we are able to help support this wonderful program. For more information, visit www.songandspirit.org.