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Give With All Your Heart

As a Benedictine Catholic school, Delbarton actively fosters a culture of service to others, and community service is seen as an essential part of Delbarton’s mission to educate the whole person.

Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is a responsibility that we have in common and is an expression of the Benedictine hallmark of hospitality which calls on all members of the community to welcome everyone as Jesus Christ (St. Benedict's Rule, chapter 53:1, "On the Reception of Guests"). Love, expressed in compassion and reverence for others, has the power to overcome injustice that often surrounds us.  By making a sincere gift of ourselves to others, we fulfill the meaning of our existence, discover true personal happiness, and contribute to genuine social progress. 

Each year, every Delbarton student is expected to participate in community service projects. Older students act as service project coordinators and develop leadership skills. Students also are invited to develop projects of their own. At our annual Community Service Fair in September, students learn about and sign up for the various service opportunities offered by the Office of Mission and Ministry. In a typical year, 100% of Delbarton students voluntarily participate in our robust community service program.

2023-2024 Service Project Leaders

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Selected students (grades 10-11) travel to Sub-Saharan Benedictine communities to provide assistance to them in their apostolates, especially their schools, catechizing of the poor, and assistance with the poor, the handicapped, and orphans.

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Bethlehem Farms

Students (grades 9-12) participate in this week long service/retreat experience at one of these Catholic communities in rural West Virginia

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Students (grades 7-12) bring in bag lunches on designated Fridays and then a selected team of students visits approximately 250 homeless people in New York City distributing food and clothing.

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Students (grades 7-12) provide after school educational and recreation activities for children with all types of handicaps

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From Houses to Homes

Students embark on a week-long trip in which they stay in Antigua, Guatemala and travel to other towns to build a house for an impoverished family.

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Operation Smile

Students (grades 7-12) become part of Delbarton’s Operation Smile club, which seeks to raise awareness of the plight of those born with a cleft lip or cleft palate in poor communities

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Run It Out 5K

Students (grades 7-12) participate in this special event in honor of former Delbarton teacher, coach and administrator - Brian Fleury

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Wave 4 Life

Wave-4-Life is a team of dedicated students (grades 7-12) looking to promote respect for every human life from conception until natural death.

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