“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Mimi Lee ’22

What does the “Hearts of Mercy” club do?

“The Hearts of Mercy Club is a new initiative at Sacred Heart Greenwich.  Guided by the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, such as feeding the hungry and visiting the imprisoned, Hearts of Mercy aims to promote discussion of important social justice and community service topics within all divisions of the school.  Each month, we will choose a Work of Mercy that corresponds with a social injustice and work with a division in the school to cultivate awareness and take action to address the issue.”

What is your first session about?

“In October, we will be talking to the third and fourth graders on the subject of Hunger.  We will give an age-appropriate presentation to approach the topic of hunger, as well as organize a food drive.  We will focus on feeding the hungry and work with lower schoolers to discuss hunger in our community versus other communities in the country, and organize a food drive.  Throughout the year, we will send out emails and hold training sessions for Upper Schoolers to participate in engaging with a division in our chosen topic for the month, for example helping read a story that relates to the monthly theme to a grade.”

Why do you think discussions among divisions are important?

“I think that collaboration among the Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools is incredibly important in fostering not only a sense of school unity but also a collective awareness of social issues.  No matter our age, I think it’s important to realize that we can all make a positive difference in our community.  Also, this program offers a special opportunity for students to forge connections across divisions.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks senior Mimi Lee ‘22 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”