St. Johns Prep Students Lend a Helping Hand at The Open Door


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From Left to right~ BJ Mohan, Aidan Breen, Daniel Powers

The Open-Door staff greeted the students and I with open arms today. This truly is an amazing place. Everyone who walks through the door, patrons and volunteers, are greeted and cared for with respect and love. They have an amazing team of dedicated people working year round to keep things running smoothly.  Upon our arrival, a short list of jobs awaited the boys and an apron for me!

The boys  quickly began working together unloading shipments of food and restocking shelves. As I prepared a light afternoon snack for school children and assisted patrons at today’s open market. It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to share a few quick recipes using todays market ingredients with shoppers!   Thank you, Sarah Grow, Julie Hazen Lafontaine, and Beth Klinefelter for the last minute arrangements. It was nice to SJP students working together as a team helping others on a day they and their school community felt helpless themselves. I highly recommend volunteering some time to The Open Door. At this pantry there can never to many hands in the kitchen!

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  • What a wonderful thing for these boys to do


  • The above comments say it all 🙂 Thank You – these are all valuable lessons on the path forward mentorship 🙂


  • Wonderful, it would be fantastic if our school system had all middle and high school students do community service each year. So many hours, I know the good kids have to do hours but what about the other ones. Many schools do this in our on backyard. I can see litter free school yards, kids helping rake leaves for the elderly, painting being done and so on. Just a thought.


    • Excellent comment~! This ispart of the community where you live. – I just don’t thing it hits the media as much but it does make the rounds at GMG and for me that is extremely refreshing on those cloudy days 🙂


  • This is why i love reading GMG. There are so many good people doing so many good things for each other. My wish is a news channel that would tell all the good people do in the world. I believe there is more good than bad we just don’t hear about it as often as the bad.


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