Way to go, CBU! In week three of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds, 157 volunteers served 465 hours in our community, for a total of 1,470 hours so far. In 2013 we served a total of 1725 hours, so we have nine days left to beat our record! We can do it, CBU!
Last week’s volunteers taught senior citizens how to use their laptop computers at St. Augustine Catholic Church; tagged and organized items at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; assisted the Memphis Zoo staff with the Stingray Bay, giraffe feeding, and camel ride exhibits; packaged 66 pounds of leftover food from Alfonso Dining Hall and served over 40 children with First Works; weeded and raked leaves for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center; picked up 13,000 pounds of trash and recyclables (including 325 tires) with the Memphis River Warriors at McKellar Lake; and provided a deep cleaning of Hope Lodge for cancer patients.
In the last nine days of S.O.S. we will inspect and sort food at the Mid-South Food Bank (many spots left for our Monday 12:15 to 3:00 p.m. project); clean up Overton Park; help with a construction project in our neighboring Beltline community; help the patients of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (full); help prepare for a Livable Memphis MemFix event; kill some kudzu at Lichterman Nature Center (full); help the animals at Collierville Animal Shelter (full); assist teachers at Madonna Learning Center; and work together on our own campus during SOS @ CBU.
Sign up at www.cbu.edu/sos and make some new friends while doing a good deed!
ROGUE SOSing! Remember, if you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!
Mark your calendar now for our SOS Finale at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 3 in the LLC.
Like CBU’s September of Service on Facebook and sign up for a great S.O.S. event at www.cbu.edu/sos. Or if you just want to buy one of our very good-looking $10 t-shirts, please email Dr. Tracie Burke at email@example.com.