The money raised through Walk In Sisters Shoes helps support the parish schools in our diocese who have less than others. All across our diocese there are children in classrooms learning about Jesus - who do so in classrooms lacking in some of the resources enjoyed in other schools.
Three years ago students were asked to support each other. Catholic school students in every school were given the opportunity to help each other, to learn about the life and legacy of St. Katharine Drexel, and to raise funds for the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund. The results have been astounding. In 2010, more than $22,000 was raised to support each other. In 2011, the amount was doubled when students raised almost $47,000, in 2012 the amount raised was $69,891, and in 2013 - $89,586!
Catholic school students are clearly learning lessons that go beyond reading, writing, science, and math, to learning that love of neighbor and caring for each other is just as, or perhaps, more important. They are recognizing the need of others, and have taken action to help in any way by supporting the Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund.