Raise the Paddle

Several years ago, as a part of St. Mary’s annual dinner and auction, a tradition was started called “Raise the Paddle.”  Each year an area of need is identified and benefactors are asked to pledge their financial support.

This year the Gala Committee chose to “Raise The Paddle” to help fund “Unfunded Lunches.”  The amount of our unfunded cafeteria lunches is $29,400/year.  Some of our families are not able to pay the daily $3.25 for a cafeteria lunch but every one of our students is able to have a lunch in the cafeteria regardless of their ability to pay.  We were humbled by the generous spirit of our Gala patrons!  We would like to offer a chance to “Raise The Paddle” for anyone wishing to support this school need for our students.