Day of Service
“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.”
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Please join alumni in volunteering for the following projects:
- April 6: Run, walk or volunteer at Runners For Others, An Ignation 5K.
Saturday, April 6 at 7.45 a.m.
Join Scranton Alumni for race setup at the Runners For Others, An Ignation 5K. Volunteers can also run/walk the race (race starts at 9 a.m.). We will need 5-10 volunteers, from 7 a.m. to noon.
7am-8am: Set-up of registration, refreshment, and prize tables, as well as water station.
8am-9am: Staff the registration tables and assist planning committee.
9am-10:30am: Serve as course escorts and cheerleaders, staff water station, and collect bibs at finish line.
10am-12pm: Clean-up of tables, dispose of trash, place bags and boxes into vehicle.
Intersection of S Linwood Ave & Eastern Avenue
The 5k course weaves through scenic Patterson Park in Baltimore, MD on paved trails and roads. The 1 mile walk will consist of one small loop around the park.
Day of Service Coordinator: Christina Meyer '93, firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 13: Help sorting food, clothes, household items at Mission Arlington.
Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Help with food, clothes, household items and furniture; sorting it and organizing.
We have been faithfully serving the Lord and the people of our community 364 days a year for more than two decades. We are able to do this because we belong to a wonderful community of caring people who give sacrificially so that people in need can receive the physical, spiritual and emotional support they need.
Mission Arlington, 210 West South Street, Downtown Arlington, TX 76010
Day of Service Coordinator: Mari Duncan '97, email@example.com
- April 13: Prepare food and serve breakfast.
Saturday, April 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in New England. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, the organization serves more than 800 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year.
Miscellaneous Information: Meet at Starbuck's located almost across the street from the shelter, corner of Boylston and Tremont at 6:45 a.m. and group can go in together.
St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St. Boston, MA
Day of Service Coordinator: Tara Cleary ‘04, (570) 656-0221, firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 13: Help us beautify the St. Louis Senior Center.
Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please join us in our efforts to beautify St. Louis Senior center. We plan to build a tranquility garden, perform light cleaning, as well as give a “make over” to the main floor.
Location: St. Louis Senior Center 230 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213
For over 110 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, those with developmental disabilities, and those struggling with mentally illness. Catholic Charities is also one of the largest faith-based providers of affordable housing in New York City, providing 3,750 units of housing for low-income seniors, families, and the formerly homeless, including 750 units of special needs housing, throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Day of Service Coordinator: Brian Gavin ’00, email@example.com
- April 13: Cleanup on a lake trail at MUM University.
Saturday, April 13 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cleanup on a lake trail, such as: remove fallen limbs; trim the branches and weeds overhanging the trail. Bring nippers and gloves if available. Lunch is vegetarian at Argiro.
Meet and greet for lunch at noon, at Maharishi University of Management (Argiro Student), or meet at 1 p.m. (main floor, Argiro). Meal tickets for lunch provided.
Location: Site coordinator will meet volunteers in Argiro and head over to site.
Address of MUM University: 1000 N 4th St, Fairfield, IA 52557.
Take exit 212 (Iowa Highway 1) off of US 34 from west or east of here.
Turn north on Iowa Highway 1 for about 1.5 miles.
Follow signs for #1--jog left a block, then turn right and go north again for a half mile until you hit Merrill, turning left a long block until you hit 4th street (traffic signal), turning right again.
University is on your right almost immediately. Take first right turn; once you turn, Argiro is the large three-story yellow brick bldg. on your immediate left. Park there – John Miller will meet volunteers in the lobby.
Day of Service Coordinator: John Miller ’85, firstname.lastname@example.org, (641) 209-1039
- April 20: Volunteers could help The Hispanic Center stock and organize the shelves, along with re-organizing the backroom.
Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be assisting food pantry clients with the selection and bagging of their food.
The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (formerly known as the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of the Lehigh Valley or El Concilio) was established in 1968. For the past 44 years we have filled a unique void in our community. The center has served the needs of the Hispanic community as well as anyone who has walked through its doors. We continue to serve the community at large.
Location: The Hispanic Center, 520 E. Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
We are all in this together – and we are glad you are visiting our site. The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (formerly known as the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of the Lehigh Valley or El Concilio) was established in 1968. For the past 44 years we have filled a unique void in our community. The center has served the needs of the Hispanic community as well as anyone who has walked through its doors. We continue to serve the community at large.Day of Service Coordinator: Judy Migliore-Erdman '81, email@example.com
- April 13: Join the South Mountain Conservancy to remove invasive plants and plant natives to revitalize the reservation.
Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Join the South Mountain Conservancy to remove invasive plants and plant natives as we revitalize the reservation for better ecosystem equilibrium.
Location: South Mountain Reservation- Wildflower Preserve, Maplewood, NJ
Address: S Orange Ave Millburn, NJ 07078
Entrance just West of 616 W South Orange
Bramhall Terrace entrance than proceed Dog Park/Deer Passock around back)
The South Mountain Conservancy helps to preserve, protect, and enhance the 2,110-acre South Mountain Reservation in Essex County, New Jersey through education, public service, and advice to local government agencies. The Conservancy partners with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and other environmental groups to improve the Reservation’s infrastructure and ecology, and enhance its natural beauty and the experience of current and future users.
Day of Service Coordinator: Andrew Joyce ‘92, firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 13: Clean up running trails and paths as well as Rottenwood creek.
Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Clean up running trails and paths as well as Rottenwood creek. Participants should wear long sleeves and pants.
Location: Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060
Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of health care, science, business and general studies fields, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.
Miscellaneous Information: There will be several groups working on different parts of the trails and creek bed. Mulch spreading may be involved. Volunteers will be working in the woods and along the creek bed.
Day of Service Coordinator: Jennifer Valtos G'02, email@example.com
- April 13: Paint offices in the Drueding Center Residential Building.
Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Paint offices in the Residential Building – this will put the finishing touches on a six-month masonry restoration project and provide our families and staff with bright clean space to meet.
Location: Drueding Center Residential Building 413 W. Master St., Philadelphia, PA 19122Drueding Center aims to break the relentless cycle of poverty and homelessness by impacting two generations. Healing takes time. We have implemented the Sanctuary Model to promote safety and recovery from chronic stress and adversity. Our goal is to ensure that all of our families have the skills and resources necessary to live independently and reach their individual measure of success. Simply put, “it works”- over 1,650 families with 3,632 children served since 1987 agree that Drueding Center is the place “Where Hope comes alive.”
Additionally, if you wish to donate items the Drueding Center is in need of, please go to: Food Pantry Donation List
Street parking is available.
Day of Service Coordinator: Anne Maria Collins '88, firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 13: Yard work, neighborhood cleanup, and organizing at the St. James School.
Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Yard work, neighborhood cleanup, and organizing
St. James School, 3217 West Clearfield Street Philadelphia, PA 19132
St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally under resourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students
Miscellaneous Information: weather permitting on the outdoor activities
Day of Service Coordinator: Elizabeth Ryan, 215-226-1276 or 570-328-1498
- April 13: Unload trucks, set up distribution and help the elderly.
Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help us unload product from trucks, set up the distribution line, distribute items to the recipients and help elderly individuals carry their groceries and then clean up the site.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Homewood-Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett S, Pittsburgh, PA
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distributes fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other grocery items, at our weekly P2P distributions. By attending a direct distribution, you will experience a powerful, introspective glimpse into the food insecurity that exists in our very own Pittsburgh communities. This eye-opening volunteer experience places volunteers in a rewarding position as they spend the morning helping the Food Bank directly fight hunger. Together we will distribute (between 20 K and 30 K) of food directly to families in need. There will be between 450 to 750 families
Miscellaneous Information: Volunteers need to be age 12 or older and all volunteers need to come dressed to work.
Day of Service Coordinator: Lisa Borrelli ’81, ATTYLAB@aol.com
- April 13: Spring cleanup of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spring cleanup of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, performing basic litter cleanup and trail maintenanceDay of Service Coordinator: Charlie Cleveland '84, Charlie_Cleveland@pamd.uscourts.gov
LHV is the managing entity of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National Heritage Area, and the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is the flagship project of the organization. The trail is maintained through volunteer groups such as the University of Scranton. The section of trail we will be working along was adopted by the university in 2011 and continues to be worked on by volunteers from the university.
Location: 213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton PA 18505
Miscellaneous Information: wear older clothes and shoes, absolutely no flip flops or sandals.
- April 14: Join hundreds of University of Scranton students and alumni in the annual “Scranton Street Sweep.”
Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join hundreds of University of Scranton students and alumni in the annual “Scranton Street Sweep” to clean up litter in the Hill Section.
Location: The University of Scranton, Parking lot on the corner of Mulberry Street and Madison Avenue.
Miscellaneous Information: There will be free tee shirts, free breakfast snacks, free pizza, and a few other fun and other free giveaways just for coming and giving back to your community.
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Day of Service Coordinator: Alex Rizzi, email@example.com, 570-941-4263
- April 13: Volunteers will assist food preparation, food service to the needy, cleanup, and outdoor spring cleaning at St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen.
Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will assist food preparation, food service to the needy, cleanup, and perhaps some outdoor spring cleaning activities (i.e. raking, sweeping, weed pulling, etc.) - weather permitting on the outdoor activities.
St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen, 39 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen responds to the unmet need of poverty and hunger in the Wyoming Valley. Located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the Kitchen serves 300 guests daily a hot, nutritious meal. St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen is the only mass-feeding program in Luzerne County and we serve anyone in need of a meal without question or restrictions on guests.
Miscellaneous Information: Weather permitting on the outdoor activities. As a matter of safety an adult should accompany children between the ages of 12 and 16.
Day of Service Coordinator: Paul Batyko '05, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehigh Valley, PA
I Make A Difference: National Jesuit Service – Men and Women For and With Others
This initiative seeks to foster the ongoing formation of men and women for others that is at the heart of the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the 28 Jesuit college and universities in the United States. Through meaningful service projects open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates are engaged across the nation in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.
This spring, alumni across the country are encouraged to participate in community service projects sponsored by Jesuit colleges and universities. Choose from the following list of schools and click on the links for more information on where you can volunteer and connect with other alumni of Jesuit institutions. (Note: This list will continue to be populated throughout March and April, 2013).