September of Service: Week Two Recap

RaKesha-Gray at Memphis Recovery Center.

RaKesha-Gray (English ’17) at Memphis Recovery Center

In week two of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds95 volunteers served 247 hours in our community. This gives us a total of 1,005 hours in only two weeks! In 2013 we served a total of 1,725 hours, so we are already closing in!

Last week’s volunteers recycled dozens of computers at De La Salle Blessed Sacrament School, Memphis Recovery Center, organized thousands of children’s books at Faith Christian Academy, hosted the city’s firefighters and other dignitaries at a 9/11 memorial at the Memphis Fire Museum, trimmed vines and bagged leaves at Elmwood Cemetery, worked in the children’s play area at the Cooper Young Festival, and set up for Spooky Nights and Starry Nights at Shelby Farms. 

Join us in Week Three to teach seniors to use computers and smart phones at St. Augustine Catholic Church, do fun store-y things at Habitat for Humanity ReStore (21 spots left), help the horticulturists (what do they do?) at the Memphis Zoo (16 spots left), gather leftover food from the CBU cafeteria and serve it to children at First Works, celebrate Kids’ Day at Ira Samelson Boys and Girls Club, clean up our waterways with the Memphis River Warriors at McKellar Lake  (half a billionty spots left), and clean at Hope Lodge for cancer patients.

Sign up at 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 6:30 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 Or if you just want to buy one of our cool shirts, email Dr. Tracie Burke at