For students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, a well-rounded education is much more than reading, writing and ’rithmetic. They’ve also learned that giving back to their community can provide some incredible life lessons.
In fact, the 210 students from Pre-K through grade eight often take on multiple giving projects at one time. Whether it’s bringing in snacks to be sent to our troops, conducting food drives to benefit those in our community or collecting donations for orphanages in Third World countries, MQA students have discovered the spirit of giving.
Even on the very last day of this school year — June 18 — students and faculty at Mary Queen of Angels will be lining up to have their heads shaved to raise funds for Goin’ Bald for Bucks to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute or to have their long hair cut off and donated to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
“Our students are always looking for ways in which they can make their community and their world a better place,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “They work very hard throughout the year on both their studies and their community initiatives, and we couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Organizations that have received assistance from the students at Mary Queen of Angels during the 2012-13 school year include Catholic Charities, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Region of Staten Island, Buffalo City Mission, Wings Flights of Hope, VA WNY Healthcare System, Journey’s End Refugee Center and organizations that support breast cancer research.
Mary Queen of Angels School is located at 170 Rosewood Terrace. For more information, please visit www.mqangels.com or call 895-6280. Frequent updates can also be found by following the school on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MaryQueenofAngelsSchool.