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Empathy in Action

NJHS Aid for Women Baby Item Drive in Collaboration with Flossmoor MLK Day of Service

In a powerful demonstration of community service and compassion, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) here at Infant Jesus of Prague School recently joined forces with the Village of Flossmoor's MLK Day of Service to organize a Baby Item Drive for Aid for Women, a non-profit with strong roots to our IJP school and parish community. Despite braving below-freezing temperatures, the dedicated 8th grade NJHS members undertook this initiative to make a positive impact on the lives of others. This collaborative effort not only showcased our students' commitment to service but also highlighted the importance of instilling empathy in the leaders of tomorrow.

Braving the Cold for a Warm Cause

The bitter cold of early January couldn't deter the enthusiasm of the 8th grade NJHS members who used their day off of school as a day "on" to collect baby items for Aid for Women, a non-profit that focuses on support for pregnant and new mothers. Their dedication to the cause reflects the values of compassion and character that are ingrained in the NJHS ethos. Our eighth graders collected over 100 diapers, bottles, articles of clothing, and other baby items that go directly to new mothers in need. They also created cards thanking the Aid for Women volunteers and the families and friends of our school who donated. 

Collaboration with Flossmoor MLK Day of Service

Partnering with the Village of Flossmoor's MLK Day of Service added a meaningful layer to the initiative. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day dedicated to service and equality, served as the perfect collaboration for the Item Drive, reinforcing the principles of unity and community upliftment.

Here at IJP, service projects such as this one go beyond collecting tangible goods. They contribute to the development of caring citizens who are not only aware of the needs within their communities but are actively engaged in addressing them. We are proud of all our students who continually go above and beyond to create a more compassionate world for all of us. 



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