Royalmont Academy was named the Duke Energy School of the Week for efforts to collect winter essentials for the homeless in downtown Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED

Mason school named School of the Week for efforts to aid the homeless

The Reach Out Club, at Royalmont, has been collecting coats, mittens, hats, boots and other winter items. The group has scheduled other initiatives throughout the year to help less fortunate groups. This student led group creates its projects as needs arise throughout community. They will wrap gifts and toys at the Schuh Center in Mason.

New projects are initiated each month.

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The student council is sponsoring a stewardship drive. They are collecting gently used kitchen items to donate to families who are just moving in to their first apartments. The extra expense of these items is often too much to add to the monthly rent. The goal is to provide basic needs for stocking a kitchen so they can cook to provide for their families.

The high school cross country team is partnering with Mission in Motion to collect shoes for Africa. They are collecting gently used shoes at school and delivering them to Mission in Motion. The students also volunteer at Mission in Motion to pair shoes and prepare them for shipping. On their first visit they bagged 720 shoes. Shoes will be redistributed and used in developing nations for impoverished people who do not have shoes.

Along with being named Duke Energy School of the Week, the school was awarded a check for $1,000 from Duke Energy. Royalmont is excited to use these funds for student programs throughout the year.

Royalmont Academy is located at 200 Northcrest Drive in Mason.

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