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Works of Mercy Service Opportunities in October

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Details and contact information for all service opportunities are posted on the Campus Ministry Service bulletin board. Questions? Please contact Ms. Patti McCarthy and visit the “Light of the World” Service program guidelines.

Life Chain – Respect Life Sunday, October 2

BT students and their families, faculty, administration and staff are invited to join the BT Life Chain on “Respect Life Sunday”, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., at the intersection of Route 92 and Woodstock Road. Spend one hour in silent witness and prayer for an end to abortion. Students will design and hold posters witnessing to all who drive by their commitment to promoting the sanctity of all human life. Join in this national effort as we unite to support the “Respect Life” campaign theme: “I came so that all might have life and have it to the full.”

St. Peter Chanel Blood Drive    October 2

Students are needed to help with the blood drive on October 2. Contact Peggy Kelly (pegzkelly@bellsouth.net or call 678.644-3441) to sign up.

 

Memory Walk, October 8, Atlanta Station

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™, (8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.), is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.
For more information contact the Metro Atlanta regional office of the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter at shannon.primm@alz.org and (404) 728-1181.

Beacon of Hope Pregnancy Crisis Center Indoor Yard Sale

This organization needs volunteers to help with their huge sale to raise funds for providing compassionate care for patients. The sale starts in late September and runs through October 8. Details are posted on the Campus Ministry bulletin board. Contact Vanessa (678.893.5281) or Lynn (678.773.2455) to volunteer to help with set up, the sale or closing.

North Fulton Community Charities

Volunteering at NFCC offers our students 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 Kevin Tracy (ktracy@nfcchelp.org or 770-640-0399) for details.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed (September – December) to support NFCC’s 2011 Holiday Program. Volunteers must preregister to volunteer for holiday program activities. Volunteers must be 16 to serve without an adult. Teens 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

 Register on-line (www.nfccholiday.org or email holiday@nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399.

Race to Rally Hope

The Race to Rally Hope is a 5K, 10K and Kids 1/2 mile Fun Run at Ocoee Park in Alpharetta. It begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd. Proceeds from the race benefit Kiddos' Clubhouse Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Georgia families and their children with special needs who cannot afford necessary therapy services or equipment. The course is flat and the race is a Certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Contact lhall@kiddosclubhouse.com to volunteer.

Jubilee Music for Autistic Children

Mondays (at Queen of Angels) and Thursdays (in St. Peter Chanel’s Music Room), this class, a combination of fun, goofy games and music, is held from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. There is a class on Saturdays at St. Peter Chanel, from 10 a.m. – noon.  BT students who have participated and helped with the activities return multiple times because they love it. Contact Jeanne Lyons (lyonstunes@aol.com or call 770-355-1003).

Saturday Scholars Program     October - April

Crabapple Middle School needs teens to help tutor in their Saturday Scholars Program, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. BT student, Jazmin Flores, is organizing a group of students to help tutor. Contact her at jflores14@btcommunity.org or Mrs. Gamel (gamel@fultonschools.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.

St. Francis Table

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 in downtown Atlanta. Call ahead to advise the Saturday you will serve: 404-521-1866. Volunteers serve: 7 am – Noon. 

Trinity Table

This is the oldest Sunday soup kitchen in Atlanta. Soup Kitchen Volunteers assist in serving lunch to homeless guests (Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m. Please call before Friday to sign up: Kathy Cannon (404) 577-6651 or email tcmkathy@bellsouth.net to schedule a date and time.

St. George Village needs 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. Flexible hours and working on a weekend are available. Applications are available in Campus Ministry and at St. George Village. Students need to submit three letters of recommendation. Contact Sharon Gass (sgass@stgeorgevillage.com; 678-987-0402) for more information.

MUST Ministries

This organization helps families in need providing food, shelter and clothing. They offer many volunteer opportunities. Call 770-427-9862 for details.