Hilbert: Give the Gift of Hope!

Calling to all Administration, Faculty, and Staff!

In the Catholic Tradition, the season of Lent is a time in which people are called to grow deeper in faith and strengthen their relationship with God. In particular, Catholics engage in prayer, fasting, and alms-giving as a way of imitating the person of Jesus Christ, who spent forty days in the desert prior to his public ministry. This year, rather than simply giving up chocolate, our Franciscan heritage encourages to consider how we can impact the lives of the poor.

Here at Hilbert, I would like to invite the entire community to give the gift of hope to people in need. Below, you will find a link to the Catholic Relief Services Gift Catalog. Divided into several main categories, this catalog conveniently lists individual gifts that you can purchase including everything from school supplies and teacher training’s to vaccinations, clean water, and food, all for very reasonable prices!


I invite our offices and departments to join together in finding and purchasing a gift that is meaningful to them. Even a jar for your extra change can add up to something great! Of course, feel free to pool together in the purchase of larger items as well. If you are a club advisor or faculty member, invite your students to participate as well!

Please give all monetary donations to me by Friday, March 18th, indicate which gift you’d like to buy, and I will make all of the purchases together on behalf of us all by depositing the funds into an Even Exchange Account.

Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity to the lost and least among us!