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The vision at Notre Dame Academy is to minister to the whole family. In addition to student service projects, our community supports very active parent volunteers, providing connections that develop into life-long friendships.
Our students and staff live their Catholic faith by actively participating in community service projects, reaching out to the community in many ways. Service projects vary by grade and have included the following:
Thanksgiving Food Drive benefitting the ICA Food Shelf
Advent Service Project
Students collect items that are of need and benefit local groups providing services/aid to children and families such as Operation Christmas Child, Birthright MN, Sojourner Residence, Minnetonka Life Care Center, Minnesota Crisis Nursery and PRISM.
Class Service Project
Under guidance of their teachers, students research groups and present to each other various charities they are interested in, ultimately choosing a beneficiary of their class project. Past projects include spaghetti dinners, pie sales and chocolate chip cookie sales, benefitting organizations including Operation Smile, Heifer and Feed My Starving Children.
Catholic Schools Week Service Project
Pennies for Patients are collected to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Lenten Service Project
During the Lenten season, our students have collected food for the ICA Food Shelf, and participate in alms giving. Each year a group is selected with immediate needs. In 2011, donations were given to the Twin Cities chapter of the Red Cross to help fire and flood victims in Minnesota.
Jump Rope for Heart
Students jump rope and collect pledges for the American Heart Association.
Caps for Kids
Students make a donation in order to wear a cap/hat to school to benefit Children’s Cancer Research.
NCEA Child to Child: Catholic Campaign to Aid Education
Students have participated in the NCEA Child to Child projects to raise funds to benefit children who live in diocese that are in areas impacted by weather-related disasters such as hurricane Katrina.
Minneapolis Children’s Hospital
Students make cards and pictures to brighten the rooms of children who who are in the hospital for extended periods of time.