The Christian Action Program is a student-run organization dedicated to improving the surrounding community through ongoing acts of service. One of the most active programs at Devon, C.A.P consists of students from grades six to twelve. The club serves several purposes; while attending to the spiritual and physical needs of those in the area, it also offers Devon students a unique opportunity to take roles of responsibility and use their skills to accomplish meaningful work.
C.A.P’s Annual Events:
School Supplies Drive: Devon students and families bring in new school supplies over the summer to ensure that disadvantaged children in Philadelphia can start the school year off with everything that they need. This summer, Devon donated over 4,600 assorted supplies.
Up For a Cause: In the Fall of 2012, Devon Prep upper school students stayed “Up for a Cause” to raise more than $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Middle School students will participate in their own “Up for a Cause” in the spring semester.
Harvest TIDE Food Drive: CAP collects canned goods and frozen turkeys for St. Elizabeth’s Community Center in Philadelphia. In 2011, the sixth through 12th graders collected more than 5,600 food items. Every year when the food is taken to the center, the C.A.P. students get to see firsthand the huge impact of their work. HARVEST TIDE 2011
St. Edmund’s Christmas Party: Every Christmas, Devon Prep holds a weekend Christmas party for the mentally challenged adults of St. Edmund’s Home.
February Blood Drive: Working in partnership with the American Red Cross, C.A.P facilitates the donation of dozens of quarts of blood by Devon teachers and students. Last year, Devon Prep donated more than 40 pints of blood for the Red Cross.
Clothing Drive: Carried out all throughout the year, the drive also benefits St. Elizabeth’s Community Center and the Northern Home for Children.
Moderator: Mrs. Elizabeth Eshleman
Co-Presidents: Maguire Bowie, Kevin Fulmer
Co-Vice Presidents: Michael McKenna, James O’Shea