Through art, children show what it means to give back
As parishes throughout the Diocese of Sacramento search for creative ways to embrace the ONE Campaign, schools in particular are developing opportunities for students to participate.
Seeking an imaginative way to make the mission of the ONE Campaign resonate with students, St.Mary Principal Patrick O'Neill turned to art instructor Anne Morell to craft an imaginative lesson.
“The students have a genuine delight in thanking others for what they have done to serve,” Morell said. “And seeing their work on display always motivates the students try harder the next time.”
Morell walked through various aspects of the ONE Campaign with her third- through eighth-grade students, in hopes that understanding how the campaign would help those in need would inspire students to get involved.
Older students who could more readily put their faith in action watched the ONE Campaign video and considered ways they could commit their own time and hours of service, while younger students created artwork that expressed gratitude.
“Fortunately, many of our students come of families who participate generosity in their faith communities, therefore the students have a strong understanding of what it means to give back,” O’Neill said.