With the beginning of the school year, our Home has received several visits by schools who wish to catch a glimpse of our care for the elderly in Old North St. Louis.
While some groups have volunteered to do hidden, yet much needed tasks around our Home, such as unweeding our gardens or cleaning stairwells, most have the privilege of meeting and interacting with our residents. Last week, 11 freshmen and seniors from Nerinx Hall High School visited with residents on the floors, playing card games, ring toss, and the ever-suspenseful game of Jenga. Residents enjoyed being taught new games, and students listened closely to the stories residents shared about their lives.
Last month, Cor Jesu Academy students learned a few home economic skills from Sr. Paul, preparing large batches of dry ingredients for future baking endeavors. Another half of the group wrapped birthday and Christmas presents with Sr. Joseph and visited with residents.
There are many ways in which groups can serve our Home, but their most important contribution is in providing companionship for our residents and serving them joyfully through the generosity of their time and talents.
We welcome all groups of any age to visit us, learn about the history of the Little Sisters and their work around the world and in St. Louis, and participate in our work with the elderly poor. See our Volunteer page and Youth page for information on how you can become involved in our work, or contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.