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Opportunities for Charitable Giving: (top)

Service Projects:

Please remember those in need.

We will be collecting backpacks, small duffle bags, and "comfort  itmes" to be placed inside the bags. Examples of comfort items  include small stuffed animals, crayons or markers, and drawing pads for younger children, plus journal notepads with pens, and toiletries for teens. The bags will be used by the social workers to help pack the child's belongings when they have to do an "emergency removal" of a child in a bad situation. The “comfort items" will help the child as they wait in the Social Worker's office or first arrive in a foster home. The Department of Children and Family Services steps in to protect children in situations of neglect or abuse. The backpacks and the few items inside help to make a very stressful situation a little bit easier for the child whose world is turning upside down through no fault of their own. Contact:

Toiletries for Loaves & Fishes – led by 5th Grade (more details to follow in Daily News)

Thanksgiving food for Mary Immaculate School/ Loaves & Fishes/SFV Rescue Mission – led by 7th Grade & Student Council (more details to follow Daily News)

Christmas Toy Drive for Loaves & Fishes – led by Boy Scouts (more details to follow Daily News)

New Socks & Underwear/Diapers & Wipes – led by 4th Grade (more details to follow Daily News)

Missionary Childhood Association Money Collection/ Canned Food Drive (Lent) – led by 8th Grade (more details to follow Daily News and Grapevine)Lunch Fundraiser for LA Zoo- led by 3rd Grade (more details to follow Daily News)

Lunch Fundraiser for LA Zoo- led by 3rd Grade (more details to follow Daily News)

New Socks and water for Loaves & Fishes – led by 6th Grade (more details to follow Daily News and Grapevine)

Fundraising News: (top)

Register your Ralph’s Card
Give a percentage of your everyday shopping back to SFDS.
1. Pick up a Ralphs Rewards card at your local store. The closest is at Coldwater and Ventura.
2. Go to
3. Type and select “St. Francis de Sales” in the Organization section.
4. Follow the rest of the prompts to complete the registration

Register Your Target Red Card
If you have a Target Red Card, be sure to link it to SFDS here. You can search by city and school name. Save 5% on every purchase and SFDS gets 1%.

Menchies on Fridays (Ventura & Dixie Canyon location)
Go to Menchies on Fridays and earn 20% back for SFDS! If you’re stopping by, just mention SFDS at check out.

Amazon Smile
Thank you to everyone who signed up for Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchases back to our school. If you would like to sign up for Amazon Smile, please go to and select Saint Francis de Sales Sherman Oaks as the cause you would like to support. Every time you shop. you will need to enter through the link.

Boxtops for Education
Collect Box Tops from your pantry, your grandparents and relatives during summer vacation. Turn them into your classroom and the school office.  SFDS receives a check for items you regularly use in your house. Every boxtop makes a difference!

Volunteer/Service Hours Opportunities: (top)

SFDS Service Hours Philosophy

Below are examples of Service Hours Opportunities

View more and sign up for service hours: Track it Forward

Harvest Festival/Chili Cook Off
St. Joseph's Table Spaghetti Dinner
Volunteer to help serve, donate items, set up, clean up, etc.
Watch for additional information in the .Daily News

Confetti Eggs
Volunteer to collect and/or fill confetti eggs by Watch for infomration in the Daily News.

Altar Server Bake Sales
Volunteer to bring baked goods (no nuts, please). Don't forget to label your last name and your child's name and grade.

Hot Lunch Helpers
Help serve hot lunch to our children. Hours are available M-F, from 11:15am-12:30pm. For more information contact Richard Alcala at

This committee oversees all school functions that involve food, minimal decorations and set up/clean up of function (except Spring Festival), e.g., Back To School Night, School Testing Day, Teacher’s Meetings, etc.

Library Assistants/ Book Fair Volunteers
No experience is needed!  If you can read, we can use you! Contact Michelle Swofford at

Spring Festival (May)
You can earn school hours by being on a year-long festival committee such as Silent Auction, Raffle, Publicity, Program Guide, etc.  Our Festival is quite spectacular and loads of fun!  This is excellent for working parents, as a great deal can be accomplished from home and on the phone! Contact: Bill Madden (818) 761-2557

Walk-a-thon (November)
Lots of help needed! Please contact
PTAC Sports Coordinator for volunteer opportunies

Yard Duty and Ice Cream Sales
Lunchtime supervision and ice cream sales is needed daily from 11:45-12:30 daily.  Several people are required for these two jobs on a part-time or full-time basis.  Also needed is someone to purchase the ice cream that is sold at lunchtime, on an as needed basis.  Signing up for the substitute yard duty list is also very helpful. Contact: School Office (818) 784-9573





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