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2021 Backpack Drive Supports Students at San Miguel

For over fifteen years, St. Sebastian's has enjoyed a wonderful and rewarding partnership with the San Miguel School in Providence, Rhode Island. San Miguel is a Lasallian middle school for boys whose mission is to "break the cycle of poverty through education." 

This summer, the classes of 2024 and 2025 and their parents purchased school supplies and backpacks for the San Miguel students. Under the generous and inspired leadership of Mrs. Jennifer Walsh P'22, '24, our students and parents donated 64 backpacks filled with a variety of essential school supplies, such as binders, notebooks, folders, paper, pens, markers, glue and more. 

In addition to all of the usual back to school items, this year's donation also included Brotherhood T-Shirts designed and donated by the members of the Class of 2026. All of these items, including the backpacks, were donated by St. Sebastian's families to ease the financial hardship faced by our brothers at San Miguel.

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Jennifer, Joe Maxwell '24, Isaac Mitchell '24, Max Proia '24 and Cormac Walsh '24 traveled to San Miguel to deliver the backpacks. Because of the overwhelming generosity of so many of our students and parents, we also made a donation of over $500 for the San Miguel Compassionate Care Fund which supports San Miguel students and families. In addition to meeting the needs of the San Miguel boys, this Project expands the hearts and minds of our St. Sebastian's students as they strive to love God, work hard, and take good care of one another. A very special word of thanks to Mrs. Jennifer Walsh for her exemplary leadership of this important project in a challenging year.

Backpack and supplies from San Miguel Backpack Drive