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"La Salle Responds" - So Much More Than A Dress Down Day

"La Salle Responds" - So Much More Than A Dress Down Day

This Lasallian Initiative has raised over $40,000 for more than 60 different organizations.


"La Salle Responds" is much more than an opportunity for students, faculty and the administration to "dress down" on an otherwise normal school day. Rather, it is a school-wide community directed program whereby students and faculty can request, and ultimately decide where and how the funds from those dress down days will be distributed. This unique concept came to fruition several years ago as a natural extension of further engaging the community in every aspect of giving back to the causes that have personal meaning to them.

Rather than distributing all of the funds from one of the annual six dress down days to a specific organization, applications for program funds are submitted by anyone in the La Salle community, then reviewed and approved by a committee of faculty and students. As a result, last year La Salle Responds donated over $40,000 to more than 60 different organizations.

If you are a member of the La Salle community and have an organization or cause that is personally meaningful to you, simply stop by Campus Ministry, fill out an application providing a brief explanation of the organization, your relationship, and reason for your request and the La Salle Responds committee will take it from there. Together we can touch the lives of those who need it most.

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Below is a list of the organizations that benefitted from a La Salle Responds Grant during the 2016-2017 school year:

A Baby's Breath

A Drop in the Ocean

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Angels of Abbey

Artman Home

Assistance in Health

Astro Dynamic

Blessed Sarnelli House

Brave Hearts for Strong Minds

Breathing Room

Brothers of Charity (Triest House)

Brothers of Christian

Carson Valley Children

Charles is Balling

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Christian Brother School Kenya

Community Food Program

Cristo Rey School

Curtain Up Productions

Fr. Chuck's Challenge

Face to Face

Glory Unlimited

God's Child Project

Habitat for Humanity

I support Adoption

Jeff Yes

Jewish Federation

Jimmy V Foundation

Laurel House

Lisa's Army

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Mali Health Organization

Melanoma International

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

Nightlight Foundation

North Lights Community

Northeast Boys & Girls Club

One Simple Wish

One Step at a Time

Operation Smile

Our Mother of Sorrows / St. Ignatius Catholic School

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School

St. Joan of Arc Community Center

St. Joseph's Villa

St. Rocco's Church

Stand by Steve

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Teenagers Inc.

Today is a Good Day

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

Visitation BVM Catholic School

West Catholic

Women of Hope