Midnight Run 2018February 9, 2018
On Saturday, Feb. 17, St. Peter’s and Notre Dame Academy will feed the homeless in Manhattan during the school’s annual Midnight Run. This late-night relief effort, spearheaded by the nonprofit organization, Midnight Run, is dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. The event creates a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. Midnight Run believes that the exchange between humans vs. the exchange of goods is the essence of its mission. Midnight Run is not a solution to homelessness. The goal is to forge a bond between housed and homeless people by establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions may evolve. Through Midnight Run, our students come to see the homeless as real people, not a commodity. And homeless men and women learn that many mainstream adults and teenagers have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families. To learn more about the Midnight Run, visit midnightrun.org.
Pictured: Members of the Lasallian Youth organization of St. Peter’s participate in the 2017 Midnight Run to assist the homeless. Photo courtesy of Patricia Calchi.