As an institution of the Catholic Church, Bishop England High School is ever mindful of our Lord’s admonition, “as you did it to one of the least of these brethren, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). Therefore, the school strongly encourages the students to live out the demands of their faith in works of mercy, service, and charity.
CSMC Feeding the Hungry
This past year during the Christmas season, thanks to the generosity of our students, faculty, staff, and parents, CSMC Club raised over $5,000 and collected thousands of canned goods for the annual CSMC Money Drive for the Poor. The canned goods and other foods purchased are given to eight organizations that help feed those in need around our community. It was a great success! Special thanks to all our CSMC Club members for all their hard work!
French Club Bringing Hope to Haiti and Support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
French Club gave $400 to HEPI International to help people in Haiti. HEPI’s mission is to help the people of Haiti have a better quality of life. HEPI focusses on education for the children of Haiti and training for the parents of these children with skills that can provide an opportunity to earn an income. The French Club’s donation will buy food and provide support for those in need.
French Club also sent $225 through Kiva. They chose a woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who wants to develop her knitting business to provide more income for her family. The woman’s name is Esperance which means “hope” in French. She has been displaced from her home region due to violence. https://www.kiva.org/lend/1967152
Sophomore Board Brings Smiles to Medical Workers, Tuition Support to Fellow BE Students and Christmas Cheer to Our Community
In support of medical workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sophomore board sent lunch to Roper Mt. Pleasant hospital ICU for the hard work and dedication of the medical staff.
The Sophomore Board didn’t stop there. They donated $1,500 to emergency tuition assistance to help 9 of their classmates whose families were struggling as a result of COVID-19.
Sophomore Board partnered with Carter-May home to do activities and work throughout the year. They did a Christmas event where they built gingerbread houses with residents. They also sponsored a young child, and his brother, this year that is going through a rare form of cancer.
The Sophomore Board was able to provide these generous acts of service through two fundraisers throughout the year. The first was a cheesecake/sweets fundraiser at the beginning of the year. During the 2nd semester, the entire Sophomore class takes part in the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser.
Sophomore Board has made an incredible impact in the community this year! Well done BE Class of 2022!
The 2019-2020 school year started with a Day of Service but it didn’t stop there! BE clubs and organizations served the community throughout the entire school year. As the year comes to an end, we’ll be highlighting the generosity and impact of our clubs and organizations. Together students and faculty logged 6,330 hours, 2,324 of those hours were from our senior class!
If you have a service requirement for a class or club (for example: NHS, Key Club, Research, Economics, etc), please contact that teacher directly for questions about the expectations, requirements, and deadlines.
Keeping in line with the mission of our school, many of our clubs, teams and organizations adopt specific causes to help those less fortunate and to show that we care about others beyond ourselves. In past years, we have built a new roof, cleaned a garage, fed the hungry, visited with the sick, written letters to our troops, sent a kid to camp, and clothed the needy.
Campus Ministry is called to be a consistent and vigorous advocate for justice, peace, and the reverence for all life. Throughout the year our students will be leading various social service projects, and all students are welcome to come join us. See Mrs. Bellon, Mr. Bartell, or Ms. Gonzalez to become involved.
1st Annual Day of Service:
Bishop England High School had a school wide day of service to begin the year on August 19. All students, faculty and staff spread across the Lowcountry at various non-profits to offer help, work, encouragement and a smile to those in need. Some of the organizations and places that welcomed us were Homeworks, Ronald McDonald House, Veterans’ Hospital, Windward Farms, Pet Helpers, Blessed Sacrament Church, Summit Place, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms Beach to name a few.