SJJ Students Bring in Big Dollars in an Effort to Pay it Forward

Posted 3 months ago by Jennifer Kopkas - [School: Marketing]

New this year, a monthly charitable campaign will support different area organizations as a way to give back.  For the month of September, SJJ chose Team Strongsville's Kelly Kinney Pay it Forward Grant.  SJJ students spent one week learning about Kelly Kinney and the grant that is named in her honor. To date, the Kelly Kinney Pay It Forward Grant has awarded around $12,000 to local young people who want to make a difference in their community.  Thanks to the caring hearts of the SJJ families, the school was able to raise $5,777.92 in just three days! “I was completely overwhelmed and overcome with gratitude for you extremely generous donation,” said Collette Fine, Team Strongsville Representative. “Kelly’s legacy of kindness and service will live on through these grants through the eyes of children like her.”

SJJ will kick off its October charity with “Socktober”. Students will be collecting new mens, womens and childrens socks for the Westside Catholic Center. Our goal for this random act of kindness is 500 pairs! Be on the lookout for these SJJ students; great things are planned for the months to come.