September of Service: Week One Recap!

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Holy cow!
 157 members of the CBU community have already served 758 hours in the first week of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds.
Compare this to 101 SOSers and 450 hours last year at this time – wowza, what an improvement! Overall in 2013, 291 volunteers worked 1725 hours, so we are on pace for a record year. Way to go, CBU! And we have some big events coming up (can you say “McKellar Lake” on September 20, with a “billionty” volunteer spots?).

Last week we made PBJs at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, cleaned up around Caritas Village and the Community of St. Therese of Liseaux, gleaned food for the hungry with the Society of St. Andrew, helped prepare for 10,000 homeless individuals to get assistance from Convoy of Hope, set up for the Bike MS FedEx Rock-N-Roll Ride, and threw color on runners at the Color Run, benefitting DeNeuville Learning Center.

This week we will serve at De La Salle Blessed Sacrament School, Memphis Recovery Center, Faith Christian Academy, the traveling 9/11 exhibit, Elmwood Cemetery (just added), the Cooper Young Festival, and Shelby Farms. 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 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 cool shirts, email Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu.