Royal Palm Academy is Forming Leaders
Each year, we consider where our RPA family of students and family can impact our community most. Past service partnerships we have supported and served include:
- Catholic Charities of Collier County: This initiative offers a variety of programs to families and individuals in Collier County that provide vital assistance designed to help them develop their potential to succeed and become more self-sufficient. Additionally, they provided valuable relief after Hurricane Ian.
- CPCI Community Pregnancy Clinics: Serving Southwest Florida since 1974, CPCI has helped thousands of mothers, families, and babies by providing resources, supplies, and confidential services. After Hurricane Ian, women and families are in dire need, and CPCI needs assistance from the community. At Royal Palm Academy, we hosted a Baby Drive to help those severely impacted by the storm while they rebuild and recover.
If you would like to donate to the Royal Palm Academy Baby Drive to support those in our community,
please do so here.
- Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc.: This community organization provides a choice food pantry, Family Food Outreach Program, financial assistance for utilities and prescriptions, an Empowerment Program, educational programs for adults and seniors, the Weekend Power Pack Food Program for children, holiday food and gift distribution, and the Undy Sunday project. In support of this, Royal Palm Academy has hosted food drives
- Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee: In support of the children and families in Immokalee, we generously donate gifts through the Angel Giving Tree to spread joy and make Christmas memorable for as many children as possible.
- Poor Clare Nuns: Formed over 800 years ago when Clare Offreduccio – a young noblewoman in Assisi, Italy – cast off her rich garments and donned the simple garb of St. Francis to live as he did in dedication to the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Long before this moment, Francis, while rebuilding the little church of San Damiano, exclaimed to those passing by, “Come and help me in building the monastery of San Damiano because ladies will dwell here who will glorify our heavenly Father throughout His Holy Church by their celebrated and holy manner of life.”
This religious community of women joyfully embraced a life of poverty, prayer and contemplation, solitude and seclusion so that they might serve the Lord and His church through the holy manner of living, as Francis foretold. This life continues today in our little monastery of San Damiano in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Our Royal Palm Academy family hosts a food and sundries drive supporting the Poor Claire Sisters each year.