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Service Opportunities for October ....and beyond!!

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Participation in the Light of the World Service Program at BT is a graduation annual requirement.

All students must complete 15 hours of service each school year.

A minimum of 10 hours must be performed in Works of Mercy and a maximum of 5 hours can be done inother service (non Works of Mercy) OR all 15 hours can be performed in Works of Mercy.

Students are encouraged to perform service over and above the requirement. They should report all service hours performed since they will receive credit for bonus hours that exceed the requirement. Seniors who complete 100 or more works of mercy hours during their academic years and do not have discipline issues are eligible to order the service honor cord in the spring of their senior year.

Opportunities are posted regularly on the Campus Ministry service bulletin board and the BT website. Guidelines, Approved Works of Mercy Organizations and the Service Report form are also posted on our website.

Students are responsible for finding programs that suit their interest and schedule. They need to contact the organization before they arrive. Please contact Ms. McCarthy with questions.

CURE Childhood Cancer -3rd Annual Polo in the Pines soiree, benefiting CURE, will be held Saturday, October 11, at the Atlanta Regional Polo Club (4563 Polo Lane, Atlanta, GA). Email Lisa Branch at lisa@curechildhoodcancer.org to volunteer.

9:00am - 12:30pm - Volunteers will set up including the registration area and all signage.

2:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Volunteers are needed to help with these needs: register guests, divot turning, champagne pourers, game assistance, live auction and paddle raise spotters, raffle sellers, checkout and money collection, and distribute gift bags.

7:00 pm to 10 pm - Volunteers are needed to assist with clean up.

Aids Walk Atlanta and 5K Run, Sunday, October 19, in Piedmont Park

To volunteer, contact Latisha Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator latisha.oliver@aidatlanta.org, 404.870.7783.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Saturday, October 25, at Centennial Olympic Park -Support the American Cancer Society--Making Strides Against Breast Cancer—for A Cure Walk. This 5K (3.1 mile) event honors breast cancer survivors, raises awareness about what we can do to reduce breast cancer risk, and raises money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research. Information including access to mammograms for women who need them will also be available. Volunteer to help at the race or sign up to walk in it. Contact Siobhan Alvarez: AtlantaGAStrides@cancer.org (404) 315-9417.

Upcoming Service Opportunities in November:

Titan Tidings BT Christmas Gift Show - Contact Mrs. Lisa Houlihan, in the Spirit Zone, or by email: lhoulihan@btcatholic.org

Friday, November 14: 4 – 8 p.m. - Students needed to help set up. 90+ vendors will arrive and need help unloading their trucks and setting up in our aux and main gyms.

Saturday, November 15: 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday, November 16: 10 am – 4 pm - Students to help with show needs.

Queen of Angels Tech Support for Teachers -BT students to help with technology support on November 5, 12 and 19, 3:30 – 4:15. Registration will be on line. More information to follow.

Organizations offering on-going service opportunities:

Queen of Angels Elementary School/Help with Car Pool - Students are needed to help with the afternoon car pool at Queen of Angels, 3 – 3:30 p.m. Just arrive at the Front Desk at QA, sign in and you will be assigned a responsibility. Contact Debra Kopec: 770.518.1804 ext. 102.

St. George Village is seeking students to work with senior residents who want to learn more about technology. If you want to help someone master their iPad, iPhone or just become more familiar with their laptop or desktop computer, this is a great service opportunity. Informal, fun sessions take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, from 4 – 5 pm, in the Bistro at St. George Village. Contact: www.Bluehairtech.org and go to the volunteer tech tab to register.

Jubilee Music Class for Autistic Children - Mondays (at Queen of Angels-3:15 pm-5:15 pm) and Thursdays (in St. Peter Chanel’s Choir Room-3:30 pm – 5:30 pm), this class is a mix of fun, goofy games and music. Check the calendar posted in Campus Ministry for Saturday dates (10-Noon at St. Peter Chanel) too. BT students who have participated and helped with the activities return multiple times because they love it. Contact: Jeanne Lyons (jlyons@stpeterchanel.org - 770-355-1003).

MUST Ministries (www.mustministries.org) -Work consists of many different tasks: receiving donations at the Donation Center, making meals in the Kitchen, distributing food or clothing in the Pantry or at MUSTwear, working in the Homeless shelter, and cleaning the grounds, offices or buildings.

Soup Kitchens -Every Saturday morning, volunteers at St. Francis Table help set up and serve food to the homeless in the basement of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Call ahead to schedule a Saturday (7 a.m. – Noon) you will serve: 404-521-1866.

Trinity Table -This is the oldest, Sunday-only soup kitchen in metro Atlanta. Located at Trinity United Methodist Church, in downtown Atlanta, this program offers an outlet for volunteers to express their compassion through service to the poor. Trinity Table starts serving homeless guests at 12:30 p.m. There are four half-hour seatings throughout the afternoon. Contact Barbara Bishop, Volunteer Coordinator, at 404-577-6651 or email barbarab@tcmatlanta.org

Foster Care Support Foundation -Volunteers are needed most Saturdays, from 10am – 1pm, to perform Works of Mercy. Contact Jean Rearick j2rearick@gmail.com or 404-786-4490. They also need help in the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Shop in Roswell, Monday – Saturday 10 - 5. Contact: 770.641.8071.

North Fulton Community Charities -Volunteering at NFCC offers a rewarding experience to serve those in need. Opportunities include working in the food pantry, at the reception desk, working with Spanish clients, in the thrift shop and on special seasonal programs. Contact: Michele Armstrong (marmstrong@nfcchelp.org- 770-640-0399).

The Hope Store Johns Creek/Roswell 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Suite 10 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 -Our mission is to contribute to the community and the Murphy-Harpst Children's Center. Murphy-Harpst has a two year program helping special needs and abused children find safety, hope and healing! We sell donations to raise funds for these wonderful causes. Pick-up or sort donations for the store or help in the store.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am-7pm , Friday - Saturday: 10am-7pm , Call 770-807-0651 to volunteer.

HomeStretch -The heart of HomeStretch's mission is helping homeless familiesget back on their feet and into permanent, sustainable housing. Students may help with painting, landscaping, cleaning, etc. Contact: Steve Watson swatson@homestretch.org. Let him know that you are a BT student and advise your availability. HomeStretch is located at 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075.

Hearthstone Assisted Living Community -This small assisted living facility needs students to read to residents, play music (student musicians are welcomed!), help with arts and crafts and bingo, visit residents and assist the staff with a variety of duties. They will work with your availability during the week after school and on weekends—both Saturday and Sunday. Contact: 770.552.1091. Hearthstone is located at 350 Market Place, Roswell, GA 30075.

Next Step Ministries -This organization helps special needs teens and their families. Volunteers (14 yrs. and older) are needed on Saturdays. Contact nextstepsministries@att.net for information and visit their website: www.nextstepsministries.net

Stand Up for Kids -Stand Up for Kids is an organization that works with homeless teens. BT students prepare and serve dinner to these teens in downtown Atlanta. Contact Theology teacher, Mrs. Vilardi for details (tvilardi@btcatholic.org).

Soup Kitchens

Every Saturday morning, volunteers at St. Francis Table help set up and serve food to the homeless in the basement of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Call ahead to schedule a Saturday (7 a.m. – Noon) you will serve: 404-521-1866.

Trinity Table

This is the oldest, Sunday-only soup kitchen in metro Atlanta. Located at Trinity United Methodist Church, in downtown Atlanta, this program offers an outlet for volunteers to express their compassion through service to the poor. Trinity Table starts serving homeless guests at 12:30 p.m. There are four half-hour seatings throughout the afternoon. Contact Barbara Bishop, Volunteer Coordinator, at 404-577-6651 or email barbarab@tcmatlanta.org

Foster Care Support Foundation

Volunteers are needed most Saturdays, from 10am – 1pm, to perform Works of Mercy. Contact Jean Rearick j2rearick@gmail.com or 404-786-4490. They also need help in the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Shop in Roswell, Monday – Saturday 10 - 5. Contact: 770.641.8071.

North Fulton Community Charities

Volunteering at NFCC offers a rewarding experience to serve those in need. Opportunities include working in the food pantry, at the reception desk, working with Spanish clients, in the thrift shop and on special seasonal programs. Contact: Michele Armstrong (marmstrong@nfcchelp.org- 770-640-0399).

The Hope Store Johns Creek/Roswell 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Suite 10 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

Our mission is to contribute to the community and the Murphy-Harpst Children's Center.

Murphy-Harpst has a two year program helping special needs and abused children find safety, hope and healing! We sell donations to raise funds for these wonderful causes.

Pick-up or sort donations for the store or help in the store.

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday - Saturday: 10am-7pm

Call 770-807-0651 to volunteer.

HomeStretch

The heart of HomeStretch's mission is helping homeless families get back on their feet and into permanent, sustainable housing. Students may help with painting, landscaping, cleaning, etc. Contact: Steve Watson swatson@homestretch.org. Let him know that you are a BT student and advise your availability. HomeStretch is located at 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075.

Hearthstone Assisted Living Community

This small assisted living facility needs students to read to residents, play music (student musicians are welcomed!), help with arts and crafts and bingo, visit residents and assist the staff with a variety of duties. They will work with your availability during the week after school and on weekends—both Saturday and Sunday. Contact: 770.552.1091. Hearthstone is located at 350 Market Place, Roswell, GA 30075.

Next Step Ministries

This organization helps special needs teens and their families. Volunteers (14 yrs. and older) are needed on Saturdays. Contact nextstepsministries@att.net for information and visit their website: www.nextstepsministries.net

Stand Up for Kids

Stand Up for Kids is an organization that works with homeless teens. BT students prepare and serve dinner to these teens in downtown Atlanta. Contact Theology teacher, Mrs. Vilardi for details (tvilardi@btcatholic.org).