Gonzaga University’s 14th annual group of April’s Angels will spend Saturday, April 26, at St. Patrick Catholic School rehabilitating, renovating and aiding the school. This will be the service organization’s third visit to St. Patrick’s and marks the 10th anniversary of the group’s first visit.
April’s Angels selected St. Patrick earlier this year after a process of considering many worthy Spokane establishments. In the past, volunteers have focused their time and effort on repainting and repairing various schools and community centers in the Spokane area, such as the YMCA’s Camp Reed and St. Michael’s Academy. At St. Patrick, the main tasks will include repainting the inside and outside of the school, as well as the convent located on campus. Students also will work on several murals depicting and celebrating St. Patrick School’s religious heritage and school pride.
One weekend each April, the Gonzaga student body and Spokane community join together for a one-day volunteer blitz to serve and support an organization that works for children. The group empowers students to take action through community involvement and public service as it brings to life GU’s mission of developing “men and women for others.” Founded 14 years ago with this simple plan, April’s Angels has become the largest student-led volunteer group supported by Gonzaga, with more than 400 students turning out last year alone.
For more information about April’s Angels, contact Rebecca Watters at (503) 819-4650 or via e-mail.