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Jason Lambert is a 14 year old student at St. Joseph High School who lives with his parents, Jason and Lisa, and his sister Brooke. He attends St. Theresa Parish with his family and aspires to be either an engineer or a businessman.

Like most boys his age, he enjoys playing soccer and baseball, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on those extracurricular activities. Jason, who previously held a food drive for the Thomas Merton Center, decided to use his spare time to once again help those in need.

“I chose to help the Thomas Merton Center in particular because I first learned about the Merton Center from Bishop Caggiano during the Bishop’s Appeal video shown at my parish,” states Jason, who developed a complete plan of action to run his food drive.

 

Jason handed out flyers to houses in his neighborhood and then picked up food from his neighbors. He received Venmo donations online, shopped for items with the donated money, organized the food, and then delivered it to the Merton Center. Jason states, “I decided to expand the amount of houses I contacted because of the great need during COVID-19. In total, I contacted around 100 houses.” Jason stated, “Helping the Thomas Merton Center made me feel great and thankful for what I have and reminded me to pray for the less fortunate. I advise anyone who is interested in doing the same to follow through and to help the needy during this time.” He personally donated 10% of his earnings from his summer job to the food drive cause to purchase items. In total, Jason delivered 1154 items to the Thomas Merton Center.
Helping the Thomas Merton Center made me feel great and thankful for what I have and reminded me to pray for the less fortunate. I advise anyone who is interested in doing the same to follow through and to help the needy during this time.
Jason Lambert

St. Joseph High School Student