Previous Service Events

October 2016 :
Prayer Partners from 5th grade and Pre-K 4 hosted a Pet Blessing and donation drive for The Bergen County Protect & Rescue Foundation, a no kill animal shelter in Cliffside Park, N.J.  www.bcrescues.org
The shelter was incredibly grateful for all the well needed pet supplies.  Thank you for your support and coming together on this wonderful project.

Seton House and 1st grade prayer partners hosted a Pink Party  which raised $1800 for the Carol G. Simon Breast Cancer Center in Morristown NJ.
We are so thankful for everyone's energy, spirit and participation with our Pink Boutique and party!!  Together we can make a difference in the fight against Breast Cancer.
 
November 2016:
Transitions & 4th graders hosted a Halloween candy collection called  TREATS FOR TROOPS for a non-profit called Operation Gratitude. We sent 5 boxes of Halloween candy, toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste to men and women serving in our military.  Thank you so much for all who participated!

November 14th-18th our MBS Parishioners & school hosted a Thanksgiving Food Drive 2016Together we filled 81 boxes to give to those in need.  Thank you all from the MBS community for coming together on this service project!  Special thanks to all the students of Neumann House for the extra helping hands.



January 2017:

During Catholic School's Week, our service was dedicated to the homeless. Neumann House helped to lead this endeavor by collecting footwear for It's From the Sole throughout the winter.  Our collaboration with It's From The Sole was a great success!  We collected over 165 pairs of shoes, coats and made 150 blessing bags for the Homeless. Founder of It's From The Sole, Andre McDonnell came to inspire us to help the homeless and give back to those in need.
Please check it out at www.itsfromthesole.org

February 2017:

Prayer Partners from 2nd grade and Joseph House hosted a fundraiser to support Syrian Refugee Children through  Catholic Relief Services www.CRS.org  Parents and students from 2nd grade had a 1 day sale Pop Up Sweet Shop! We sold icepops, candy-grams, tickets for our Valentine's Dance & Lula Roe Valentine leggings. The sale brought in $1,100. Our Love for Syrian Refugees Valentine's Dance Party on 2/14/17 brought in an additional $1,400.  Together as a community we raised and donated $2500 to CRS.

March 2017

Together as a school community we collected over 4 boxes of books to be donated to support CUSP- Catholic Urban School Partnership.


April/
May 2017

  • St. Jude Trike-a-Thon (grades PK3-K) & Walk-a-thon (grades 1-8)- May 18th.  We raised $1550 from this year's Trike-a-December 2016:
    Joseph House and 1st Graders hosted a Parents' Night Out  to benefit the children of The Hands and Feet Project, www.handsandfeetproject.org
    We raised $700 to donate to the orphans of Haiti.
    As a school, we also hosted a Holiday Toy Drive for two amazing organizations, CASA and Oasis Safe Haven for Women and Children.
    Students from Neumann House and other grade levels spent time after school volunteering at Oasis making stocking stuffers.thon alone which covers the airfare for a patient and parent to fly to St. Jude treatment center as well as 1 day of oxygen.
  • Xavier House had a Teaching Technology to Seniors workshop led by Mrs. Hogan.  The Franklin Lakes seniors were happy to come to our school for one on one technology sessions with Xavier House students.
  • We hosted a Baby Shower to honor expecting mothers in shelters. Kathy DiFiore, Founder of the Several Sources Foundation came to speak to our AMBS community about the wonderful work she has done to support Pro life efforts.  Special thanks to everyone who brought in donations for Several Sources.  Together we can spread hope through compassion.

 

October 2017: 
We hosted a "Heart and Soul Dance" Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:45-2:45 for students.  All proceeds benefited the Oncology and Hematology Foundation. Students collected items to make care bags for chemotherapy patients at St. Clare's Hospital. 

We hosted a Halloween candy collection called  TREATS FOR TROOPS for a non-profit called Operation Gratitude. We sent over 150lbs of Halloween candy to men and women serving in our military.  Thank you so much for all who participated!

November 2017
AMBS hosted a Halloween candy collection called  TREATS FOR TROOPS for a non-profit called Operation Gratitude. We sent boxes of Halloween candyto men and women serving in our military.  Thank you so much for all who participated!

November 13th-20th our MBS Parishioners & school hosted a Thanksgiving Food DriveTogether we filled over 80 boxes to give to those in need.  Thank you all from the MBS community for coming together on this service project!  

December 2017:
As a school, we also hosted a Holiday Toy Drive for  Oasis Safe Haven for Women and Children.  Two SUVS and one car were filled with toys donated from our students and staff.  


January 2018

Students and Staff tackled Hunger and participate in our Souper Bowl by wearing their favorite team jersey over their uniform and by bringing cans of soup.  Students created sculptures with the soup cans with their prayer partners and subsequently over 640 cans were donated to area food pantries.

February 2018
As a school, we participated in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Collection.  The students raised $863.86 in collections and came together with Catholics around the world to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving—and by doing so we help lift families and communities out of poverty and put them on a path toward resilience, prosperity and stability. 

We also participated in the American Heart Association's Hoops for Hearts, a national education and fundraising event where the kids learned the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community's welfare and raised $1800.000

March 2018
Rice Bowls

AMBS students joined nearly 14,000 faith communities in 180 dioceses around the U.S. in prayer, fasting and almsgiving this Lent. Together, we served our brothers and sisters most in need around the world while forming families and faith communities in global solidarity.

Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor. Each day of Lent, individuals are invited to use the Lenten Calendar—included with every CRS Rice Bowl—to guide their Lenten almsgiving. These daily almsgiving activities—for example, give 25 cents for every faucet found in your home—help families reflect on the realities of our brothers and sisters around the world and how they can be in solidarity during the Lenten season.

May 2018
Walk-a-thon


October 2018: 
We hosted a "Heart and Soul Dance" Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:45-2:45 for students.  All proceeds benefited the Oncology and Hematology Foundation. Students collected items to make care bags for chemotherapy patients at St. Clare's Hospital. 

We hosted a Halloween candy collection called  TREATS FOR TROOPS for a non-profit called Operation Gratitude. We sent candy to men and women serving in our military.  Thank you so much for all who participated!

November 2018
November 12th-16th our MBS Parishioners & school hosted a Thanksgiving Food DriveTogether we filled over 80 boxes to give to those in need.  Thank you all from the MBS community for coming together on this service project!