St. Lawrence of Shelton students do Chores for Charity

St. Lawrence School of Shelton students in kindergarten and the first and second grades recently performed “Chores for Charity,” doing a few household chores each and earning $2.50 each for the tasks.

Students donated the money to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, a soup kitchen serving the homeless and working poor in the region. The $2.50 each student earned was enough for provide a Thanksgiving dinner to a hungry child or adult.

In total, the students earned about $310 — enough to feed 124 people. They also created a “place setting” visual, shown above, to highlight what meals can be provided by donating the chore money.

St. Lawrence School is a part of the Roman Catholic parish with the same name in Shelton’s Huntington section. It serves about 225 children from pre-kindergarten to the eighth grade. The school was established in 1965.