Summer is a great time for our students to do volunteer work in order to meet their service learning requirement. Several students choose to share their time and talent with In Heaven’s Eyes, a Holy Family Parish-based ministry that serves the needy in our community. These students joined with members of the ministry to feed those who are homeless on Wednesday evenings in Jeffersonville. They helped make the food and then distributed it along with clothes and toiletries as part of the ministry’s mobile food pantry.
Senior Austin Grantz, junior Ali Hornung, and sophomore Autumn Grantz were just some of the volunteers. Austin helped out on seven different evenings and said he wanted to help others, especially via In Heaven’s Eyes because he respects the adults involved, including former Providence parent Mr. Dan Schoenfelder.
“I look up to him,” Austin said. “And I just like giving back. It makes me more grateful for what I have at home.”
Ali said she particularly liked delivery furniture to those in need even if it was heavy because she was able to meet the people receiving the items.
Autumn said she got involved with helping In Heaven’s Eyes several years ago because her friends talked about how much they got out of it. She continues to serve because she knows it helps those in need and enjoys meeting those she is helping.
“Just getting to talk to the people was a humbling experience,” Autumn said. “It makes me not complain because I have so much.”
Autumn, Ali, and Austin said they plan to continue to serve with In Heaven’s Eyes throughout the school year.
“I do want to keep helping out this ministry because it is a very helpful one that cares about everyone,” Ali said.
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