There has been a lot of Easter joy at All Saints Academy this week! As Pope John Paul II said, "We are the Easter People and hallelujah is our song."
Eat Pray Run
After being sidelined for two years, Eat Pray Run returned to celebrate our faith and school community. Our 7th annual Eat Pray Run unfortunately turned into Eat Pray as the race portion was cancelled due to storms.
The morning started with Pack the Pews at St. Jude and then continued into lunch and Kona Ice at the Lower Campus. We announced our raffle winners and kids were able to play on the playground before the rain came. The race will be rescheduled for our students.
The purpose and energy behind Eat Pray Run is to support our tuition assistance program, Tuition Angels. Each year ASA along with our founding parishes provide assistance to one out of four of our school families. Rooted in our core belief that We Are One, families are asked to raise $50 for Eat Pray Run and Tuition Angels. Below is a testimony from an ASA family who previously benefited from Tuition Angels:
Our family can not even begin to tell you how much of an impact Tuition Angels has had on our lives. A few years ago, we were struggling to figure out how we were going to continue Catholic education. I had a change in employment which caused me to have to take a significant pay cut. Money was extremely tight and we had bills piling up as well. We approached ASA with our dilemma and were met with open arms. There was no judgment and the school was there to help get us through this trying time. I can say, without a doubt, that without the help of Tuition Angels, we would not be able to still be members of the ASA family. ASA has become our home and we feel truly blessed that we were given this opportunity. We never knew how much an impact the money raised from Eat, Pray, Run had on our school community until then and are extremely grateful.
Thank you for the hard work of our students and families and the generosity of all our donors. Together, we raised over $16,688, with a net income of $11,706.45 for Tuition Angels!