WOW! What a kickoff, CBU! We already have 279 of our September of Service spots filled! Now, let’s “CBU up” to fill the other 800 or so — sign up here: www.cbu.edu/sos.
To kick off our month of service, our first volunteers woke up early on Labor Day morning and headed out to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen to help them prepare sandwiches, serve their guests with a meal, sort clothes, and more!
Here’s this week’s schedule — there are slots open, so sign-up to help out with:
• Tuesday 4:00-6:00 Help build (and clean) community at Caritas Village (14 spots left). Caritas Village uses art, music, hospitality, theatre, classes, and connections to creatively join people together in common goals from many different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Village interfaces directly with the surrounding community and creates jobs, provides experiential training, facilitates affordable and nutritious meals, and provides an outlet for creativity.
• Wednesday 11:30-2:00 Cross East Parkway with us to help victims of human trafficking at St. Therese of Lisieux Community (9 spots). The Community is a two-year residential program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, life on the streets, addiction, and prostitution.
• Thursday 9:15-noon Help end hunger with The Society of St. Andrew (13 spots). The Society is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 25-30 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.
• Friday 12:30-4:00 Help homeless persons get needed resources at Convoy of Hope (right across from CBU) (44 spots). Convoy of Hope serves their guests of honor by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals, and much more.. Hope Starts Here.
• Saturday 6:30-1:00 Get up early and serve at Bike MS to help raise funds to fight Multiple Sclerosis (27 spots). The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
The Color Run on Sunday 5:30 a.m. to noon is also still in need. We have about 100 spots left.