OLVCS Students and Families Keep Jared Box Tradition Alive


A wonderful tradition continues at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in State College. 

OLVCS made 208 Jared Boxes as part of their Lenten Service Project, with the seventh and eighth graders taking the lead to coordinate the project. 

An empty box was sent home to each school family. Families worked together to create a Jared Box and returned their box to school.

The 7th & 8th graders collected, checked, and organized the boxes for delivery to area hospitals.

A special thank you to Mrs. Molly Koehle, MS teacher, for working with the students to make the event such a huge success.

Jared Boxes will soon be putting smiles on the faces of children in the following hospitals:

  • Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Danville, PA
  • WakeMed Children’s Hospital, Raleigh, NC
  • John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
  • UVA Children’s Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Thank you OLVCS family for their continued support of The Jared Box Project.

The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory Catholic School to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with a courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.

More than one million Jared Boxes have been made. Boxes are given out at over 225 hospitals across the country.

May God bless The Jared Box Project and all those who receive our boxes.