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A Young Man of Merit

Scout Does Good for Catholic Charities

Zach Schieffer, a freshman at St. James Academy, made good on the Boy Scout promise to help people this summer. While working to earn his Eagle Scout rank, he built and delivered four sets of shelves to Catholic Charities. They will be used first to display gifts and necessities donated to our Christmas Shining Star program, then to stock food and clothing for clients in need of emergency assistance year-round.

“I chose Catholic Charities for many reasons. It’s Catholic, non-profit and well-organized. I knew the bookshelves were going to a very worthy cause,” Zach said. “I feel overjoyed and very glad that the shelves are going to be used to hold gifts for families in need. I wanted to support an organization that would not only help those in need but was also a Christian ministry.”

From research through delivery, Zach and his team of helpers spent about 144 hours working on the Eagle Scout project.

“As parents, we are so proud of the young man Zach has become,” Julie Schieffer said. “Since he was a Tiger Cub in first grade, he has devoted so much time and energy into learning how to give back to the community not only as a Boy Scout, but as a Christian following Jesus’ example of humility and service. We were so excited, but not surprised, that he chose Catholic Charities as the beneficiary of his talents and energy.”

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