September of Service is Off to a Great Start! Dozens of volunteers worked at seven local agencies during the first week of September of Service. CBUers and their friends and family members tidied a golf course for Memphis Athletic Ministries; organized shelves at Habitat For Humanity ReStore; helped clients of Alzheimers Day Services; cleaned and organized at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality; cleaned toys and rolled silverware at Target House at St. Jude (pictured above); cleaned cages and played with the animals at Collierville Animal Services; and provided hospitality for clients of Manna House, which serves homeless individuals. Pictures of these projects and the SOS kickoff can be seen at www.facebook.com/SeptemberofService.
Below are this week’s projects — go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember students, don’t miss class for SOS!
• Tuesday 12:30-3:30 p.m. (3 of 8 spots left) — We will assist the Church Health Center at their farmers market. The Church Health Center provides free health care to working Memphians who do not have insurance.
• Wednesday 12:15-3:00 p.m. (4 of 8 spots left) — We will be serving at Harwood Center cleaning toys and doing other tasks for the children served by the agency. Harwood helps children with developmental disabilities.
• Thursday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (35 of 50 spots left) — We will sort food at the Mid-South Food Bank, whose mission is to assist those in the Mid-South who are food insecure.
• Friday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (32 of 35 spots left) — We will we be weeding the Sensory Garden and other tasks at SRVS. SRVS helps adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
• Saturday 4:15-7:00 p.m. (12 of 30 spots left) — We will help clean up after the Mid-South Book Festival, which benefits Literacy MidSouth, an organization that helps Memphians learn to read.
• Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (FULL) — We will assist WINGS Cancer Foundation with their annual polo tournament. Volunteers can dress up for this one!
Go to the September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds webpage at www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up for your favorite events. We appreciate your service for our community and we’ll see you soon! And be sure to like facebook.com/septemberofservice.
Way to go, CBU — let’s make Week 2 even better than Week 1!