St. Rose is a school filled with compassion, dignity and achievement. Every Saint Rose student plays an important role when it comes to charity. The student body comes together in various service projects throughout the year, such as the Wounded Warrior 3 on 3 basketball tournament, the Baby Bundles drive for Madonna House, Toys for Tots, Bikes for the World, Heifer International, Operation Rice Bowl, The Henry B King Medical Brigade to Honduras, The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and the NHS blood drive. There are also paid dress down days throughout the year to help fund certain charities as well as food collections to benefit the food bank and pantries in Monmouth County. In the past, students have collected over 1,500 cans of food per drive and continue to contribute over 4,000 hours of community service each year.
The entire St. Rose community is committed to helping others and making a difference through service on a regular basis in and outside of the community. All students have the opportunity to join Helping Hands, a club dedicated to service. In the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, members of Helping Hands are committed to serving the “dear neighbor" in need. Ready for any and every good work, club participants give particular attention to the needs of persons, communities, and organizations that are local to Saint Rose High School. Although focused on neighborhood concerns, members acknowledge the importance of reaching out to our global brothers and sisters. In order to accomplish these goals, Helping Hands members serve as a direct extension of the Saint Rose High School Campus Ministry Department.
Team Rolling Thunder
Team Rolling Thunder currently consists of a group of special needs individuals ranging from 4 years through 35 years of age, and is open to any person with special needs that wants to join in bowling, have fun, and socialize. The program originally started 4 years ago with approximately 20 individuals. Today they have grown to approximately 60 individuals and have expanded a half year season to a full year season.
All of the individuals get together on Saturdays at Ocean Lanes, in Lakewood, NJ, from 12:30 to 2:30 and bowl 3 games. As the individuals train with Team Rolling Thunder, they are then registered to bowl in the New Jersey Area 6 Special Olympics as athletes in January of 2016. If they qualify they are then enrolled in the semi finals and final rounds. Team Rolling Thunder is proud to announce that 90% of their athletes come home with either a gold, silver or bronze medal.
Since they are continuously growing they are in need of some mature and responsible individuals, three to five per week, to help with the program. St. Rose student Nick Schmidt, an outstanding volunteer with the program, is interested in having other St. Rose students assist. Contact Nick or program coordinator George Weiss [732-684-4983 firstname.lastname@example.org] if interested.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Rose Parish is looking for more volunteers to staff their Selective Seconds store located at 911 Main Street in Belmar. Students are also needed to help with the delivery of furniture. Any student who can assist is asked to call 732-894-9393 [Thursday-Saturday 11 to 5 or Sunday 12-4].