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Caring for Our Neighbors in Need

Caring for Our Neighbors in Need

Central Catholic is partnering with our neighbor Lazarus House Ministries to host a Food and Clothing Drive on Saturday, August 14.

Photo above: Students participate in a Sophomore Day of Service in February 2020.

Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission of loving and serving others!

Lazarus House has the NEED

Central Catholic has the SPACE

You have the HEART

Thank you for helping us to feed and clothe our neighbors!

Volunteers unloading trunk

Photo above: Raider Day of Service: May 2020

Food & Clothing Drive Details

  • Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Central Catholic High School's Memorial Gymnasium

Drive-by-drop-off or stay awhile to find out more about how you can get involved with the mission of Lazarus House.

DON'T MISS the chance to win one of three draw prizes by registering your donation!

Students should watch their emails for information on how to volunteer.

Student carrying box of food

Photo above: Pop Your Trunk Food Drive - Thanksgiving 2020

People organizing donations

Donation Needs & Guidelines

Click here to find out about current food needs and clothing donation guidelines.

No glass please!

  • Bottled Water
  • Canned Ravioli & Spaghetti
  • Canned Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned Tuna or Chicken
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereal in a Box
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta – All types
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup (Canned or Dry) – no cardboard containers
  • Rice (1lb bag or box)

Lazarus House accepts donations of new or gently used clothing.

  • If you’re unsure of the condition of your donation and wondering if it’s “gently used,” ask yourself: “Would I give this to my best friend?”
  • Please keep in mind that any donations that are considered unusable must be disposed of at the Ministry’s expense.)
  • Please do not donate anything stained or torn.

CCHS Contact:

  • Mrs. Earline Tweedie, Director of Campus Ministry,
People loading truck in front of gymnasium

About Lazarus House Ministries

Since opening its doors as an emergency homeless shelter in 1983, Lazarus House has been breaking the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley region.

Their food and clothing programs assist families by stretching their dollars so they can afford rent, heat, and utilities. Housing provides a safe haven for homeless families and individuals.

Lazarus House Ministries was co-founded by a Marist Brother and member of the CCHS Faculty at the time: Bro. Thomas Petitte, FMS.

Volunteers collecting food donations from cars

Thank you for exhibiting the love and kindness that define the Central Catholic community!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.