The Catholic Action Group is a service club whose members are students in grades 5 through 8. This school year we have helped the Student Council run a food drive, and collected donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Every year, the Catholic Action Group works with Catholic Charities to collect Christmas gifts for needy families. A project that we sponsored last year was inspired by an eighth grade student who visited family in the Philippines. The Catholic Action Group collected over eighty tee-shirts and more than 120 boxes of crayons for children in an orphanage, and enough money to pay for their Christmas party. For the past two years we have participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases. We collected $1600 last year, and plan to top that amount this year!