ICYMI: NBC4 Broadcasts Live from Carroll Celebrating Thirtieth Co-Ed Anniversary and Kicking Off Annual Food Drive
WASHINGTON, (October 30, 2019) This week, alumni, faculty and students from Archbishop Carroll High School, a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington, joined Molette Green with NBC4 Washington to celebrate its decision to become a coeducational institution thirty years ago. The interview highlighted Carroll's longstanding commitment to the community through its annual food drive. Watch the morning segment and interviews here.
“The Food Drive is an annual Carroll tradition that connects generations of alumni and keeps us mindful of our role as servants in our community. Our faith calls us to feed the hungry and this food drive does that 300 times (families) over. Buy a family box, drop/collect bags on your street, bring in a bag of food, buy a turkey with a $25 donation. Help continue this Carroll legacy! ” Mark Savercool, Archbishop Carroll Vice President, Class of ‘81.
For over forty years, families have relied on Carroll’s food drive to get through the holidays and winter months beyond. This year, Carroll hopes to serve at least 350 families. Volunteer groups throughout the DC-area are encouraged to sign up to help which includes distributing bags to their own neighborhoods or holding drives at their place of employment to help with the collection effort. A detailed shopping list and packing instructions can be found here.
Carroll alumni can get involved in a variety of ways. In addition to collecting food in their own communities, individuals can help sort food, make financial contributions that will go toward the purchase of supplies, or by driving vehicles to help collect donations on the weekends. Alumni are encouraged to honor Carroll's 30th Co-Ed Anniversary by getting together with classmates and filling thirty boxes of food and bringing it to the school for distribution.
About Archbishop Carroll
Archbishop Carroll High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school in the Archdiocese of Washington that welcomes young people and empowers them in an academically rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning environment. Established in 1951, Archbishop Carroll led by example as one of the first D.C. schools to defy segregation three years before the landmark civil rights Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declared it unconstitutional. In 1989, Cardinal Hickey, the Archbishop of Washington, ordered three diocesan high schools merged into Carroll, All Saints, Holy Spirit, Academy of Notre Dame and Mackin. In doing so, he created a legacy at Carroll in three primary ways: by expanding its inclusive mission by enrolling women as a co-educational institution; by maintaining a consistent call for Catholic institutions to serve others; and by calling Carroll to effective financial stewardship. Carroll continues to honor its legacy as a place where all students can know, love and serve God. Archbishop Carroll is one of 93 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington located across the region in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties. Learn more at archbishopcarroll.org