Confirmation candidates do a series of service projects based on the seven Corporal Works of Mercy. Examples of community services include: give food to the hungry by helping at the parish’s food pantry, donate their time – and their own clothes – to their Clothing Center, hand out tens of thousands of bottles of water and juice to participants of the New York AIDS Walk, and visit the “imprisoned” by reaching out to more than a hundred homebound people through handmade birthday cards distributed through God’s Love We Deliver or collecting books to build a library in a correctional facility in Westchester. Students, after research, focus on helping in a worldwide need. The 2011 Confirmation Class, for example, put Jesus’ call to “Give drink to the thirsty,” into action by providing a water purification system to a desperately poor community in Cambodia. In just 15 days 9 Confirmation Candidates age 12 and 13 raised $8,500 to build a water purification system that has been providing clean water to 1,000 people for a decade.