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Annual Toy Drive

The SJP Girls and Boys athletic teams prove each year that winning doesn't just happen on the court or on the field as they deliver toys to the numerous organizations including Hour Children, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and Homeless shelters throughout Queens. Giving back is a tradition at St. John's Prep, especially during Advent when the SJP community comes together in joyful anticipation of Christ's birth at Christmas. In early December, members of SJP's National Honor Society and Student Council joined together with Catholic Charities’ St. Nicholas Project to make sure that those in need were able to realize their Christmas wish.


Catholic Workers continue to prepare and serve meals weekly to the neighborhood homeless shelters. In addition, both the Christmas and Thanksgiving Food Drives tremendously helped the local food pantries to meet the increasing need of those less fortunate. Students interested in volunteering should stop in the Student Center to sign up.


SJP Serves

Each year in early December, members of the National Honor Society take part in the Catholic Charities sponsored St. Nicholas Project at the Astor Place Kmart store. Students are given a Christmas shopping list of anonymous families who need support to afford winter essentials and Christmas gifts for their families. Through generous donations, these families can provide coats, hats, gloves, and so much more to their families during the winter season. It’s become an annual Christmas tradition for the SJP community. 



Operation Easter Basket

Each year Ms. Befumo, faculty, students, alumni, and members of the SJP Dance Program distribute Easter baskets to children and families who are unable to experience the joy that an Easter basket brings.