The community of Visitation Academy has always been extremely generous to various causes, disaster relief and reaching out to families in times of need. Our students are immersed in the Gospel message:
Matthew 25; Then the king will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him and say, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Service Projects for 2019-2020
Grade 6 - Soles4Soles - Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity, founded in 2006, that collects new and used shoes and redistributes them through direct donations to people in need and through micro-enterprise partners.
Grades 7 and 8 - Box of Joy - Visitation Academy participated in the "Box of Joy" program, a Christmas gift outreach organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups nationwide. By sending "Boxes of Joy" packed with toys and other gifts, a child suffering from extreme poverty will have the opportunity to experience the joy of Christmas. Catholic Outreach has set a goal to bless 250 impoverished children in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Guatemala!
Grade PreK4 - Collection of Toiletries for local Veterans.
Grade 8 - Thanksgiving Food Drive for "Table of Plenty" food pantry at Annunciation Church.
Student Council - Christmas Angel Gift Drive and Toy Drive for needy families in local shelters.
Grade 6 - Ugly Sweater Drive for St. Jude's Children Hospital.
St. Jude's Valentine Raffle and Bake Sale.
Jude's Arcade - S.T.E.M. Fair to support St. Jude's
Cinco de Mayo Grandparents Breakfast to support St. Jude's.
Grade 1 and 2 - PJ Do nation - Wear a PJ and donate a PJ for local shelters.
Grade 3 - Hat, Scarf and Glove collection for local shelters.
Grades 4 and 5 - Hunger doesn't take a vacation - Food Collection in June for "Table of Plenty."