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Community Service

 

St. Anthony School is an important part of the Maui community and has been for the past 170 years

“By educating the mind and the heart, the school can form people who in turn can work at changing the very structures of their society to ensure a community of Justice and Reconciliation.”
– Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

The spirit of stewardship encouraged at St. Anthony School has generated the devotion of countless hours towards community projects and volunteer work by our faculty, students and graduates.

We aim to teach the importance of public service by requiring volunteer work as part of our curriculum. This community outreach is an essential part of the SAS culture and teach compassion and selflessness both on and off campus.

Through these lessons, we cultivate a strong sense of community responsibility and educate for Service, Justice and Peace.

“We engage our students with the community at a young age and emphasize giving back so it becomes an intrinsic value throughout their growth, education, and into adulthood.”
– Father Roland Bunda

INTERACT CLUB & ROTARY
St. Anthony’s Interact Club was asked to present their Rotary experiences at on leadership camps and other community service projects.

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From left: Rotary Club of Maui Past President Colleen Welty, graduated senior Joey Cardoza, senior Micah Level, Joanne Laird, graduated seniors Yusuke Yamagami and Jonathan Ibanez, and Rotary Club of Maui President Ariadna Romero.

PENNY PURGE
The St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School National Honor Society and Junior Honor Society spearheaded a penny drive on campus to benefit schools recovering from the storm in Puna, Hawaii. In one month’s time, students collected approximately $1,000 in donations and were able to send off 12 boxes of supplies to students at the affected schools.

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St. Anthony Interact Club President Joey Cardoza (right) and Club member Hamilton Ioanis show off some of the school supplies collected for the Puna Schools affected by Hurricane Iselle.

OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

  • St. Anthony School Band does a canned food drive every year at their concert. So far, the Band has collected about 600 lbs. during this 2015-2016 school year. Since this effort started in 2009, the group has collected over 2,000 lbs. for the Maui Food Bank and Feed My Sheep.
  • Over the past three years, the school has worked with many local charities in providing clothes, toys and other gifts for the less-fortunate keiki on Maui during Christmas. They have also worked closely with the Laulima Giving Project (formally the Lokahi Giving Program) during the holidays.
  • The school has recycle collection bins throughout campus that fund local charities and churches.
  • Both students and teachers volunteer at Maui Intermediate Band Festival every year.

At a young age, our students show great awareness and responsibility toward our community. The Grade School students contribute to:

  • Disaster Relief Drives
  • Non-perishable food collection for the Maui Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Jump For Heart
  • Blankets for the Maternity Ward
  • Church acolytes and music ministers
  • Interaction with Hale Makua residents

The Preschool students annually participate in:

  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon.

"I’m thankful for the sense of community and cultural blending that was part of St. Anthony. Only after going to the mainland, did I appreciate how fortunate I was to have grown up in this setting."

Class of 1968

Jeanne Unemori Skog

MEDB, President & CEO

SAS CONTACT

St. Anthony School
1618 Lower Main St
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-4190
M-F  7:30am - 4pm

info@sasmaui.org