|Earlier this week, the SVdP Orland Park Thrift Store was blessed to have the help from 17 high school students and 3 adults who are part of the “Alive in You” Catholic Ministry program.|
This week the store had the floors cleaned and waxed and with the help of this wonderful organization, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Their help with moving racks, store items, cleaning up, etc., made what could have been a daunting task into a doable task. Their help was sincerely appreciated by all!
Sarah Daszczuk has been involved on and off for 6-7 years with the program and involved 10 years total with youth ministry. “Alive in You” travels around the country doing community service and are in the Chicago area this week with 200 people from the Wauwatosa, WI, area. They arrived Tuesday evening and will be going back home to on Sunday. Some of these students expressed interested in working with Boys Clubs, YMCA, Cleaning at Cemeteries and helping at Catholic Schools.
“Alive in You” believes in going into communities and partnering with organizations such as SVdP that helps and serves the community. Their parishes have an active SVdP as well so they knew about us and what we have to offer. During one of groups evening discussions earlier this week, the students shared stories about helping out at the store and did not realize how much it helped others. This experience they will take back with them when returning home at the end of the week. They were also impressed with Kelly’s (our Store Manager) story and Harry’s dedication to SVdP.
Thank you Sarah and the “Alive in You” group of students who came to spend a few days with us and learn a little bit more of what SVdP has to offer.
May God Bless You All.