SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Thousands of catholic schools across the country are kicking off Catholic Schools Week.
In Sioux City, students at Mater Dei School turned their community involvement theme into a drive to collect socks and blankets for the Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness.
School officials say it's important to instill the power of giving back at a young age so outside of the classroom students are encouraged to continue giving back.
"If they don't do it, eventually you run out of the people who are doing it and then we have nothing. And it's just a nice lesson to teach them the value of giving back to somebody who needs something that you have," Susan McGuire, Center for Siouxland said.
The week also includes special masses, service projects and family-fun events.
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