Pius XI Catholic High School hosts major donation drives in the Fall and Spring in coordination with Christian Ministry Drives under the leadership of “Big Buddies.”
Thanksgiving Drive. In the fall, Pius XI embarks on our annual Thanksgiving Drive – it’s an opportunity that turns our student community’s eye to the world outside our walls.
The focus of the drive changes every year and is based on research completed by the Pius Big Buddies on how best to help an organization address specific immediate needs of people in our city. The decision on what organization to assist is discerned through a process of consensus.
The goals of the effort are always to educate and raise awareness, raise funds, and collect items that would help the chosen organization… and ideally provide opportunities for personal connection through service.
The “collection” phase of the drive typically runs from a “Kick-Off” assembly in early November until the end of the first semester. The effort is usually brought to a symbolic close during the first all-school assembly of second semester.