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Day of Service

Serving Together
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Times vary by service site. 
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Day of Service takes place during Homecoming Weekend and gives alumni, students, family and friends the opportunity to live our Jesuit values by serving the community. 

Join us before you head to your service project for a light breakfast and kickoff event on Campus.

Serving Together Kickoff Breakfast
7:30 a.m. 
Rolfe Room | Admissions and Alumni Building 
824 12th Ave.
Seattle University 

Service projects for 2017 include:

Access to Justice Institute / Public Interest Law Foundation
Hosted by SU Law School Alumni
Time TBA
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall, Seattle, WA 98122
(Meet at the ATJI Office inside SU Law School)

The Spring Event & Auction raises money for the PILF Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to Seattle University School of Law students who provide quality legal services to low-income and marginalized communities through unpaid summer jobs. Event preparation activities for volunteers will include creating compelling descriptions of items that will be available for silent auction, assembling table centerpieces and other event decorations, and reaching out to item donors to thank them for their contributions.

AlleyCat Acres
Site lead needed

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Catholic Community Services Garden, 140 24th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

Alleycat Acres is an urban farming collective that works to convert unused space into community run farms with the mission of reconnecting people, place, and produce. Volunteers will be sheet mulching and weeding the area to build garden beds. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by their parents.

American Cancer Society
Hosted by Seattle University Relay For Life
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
901 12th Avenue, Student Center 130, Seattle, WA 98122

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. Volunteers will write letters to survivors, as well as SU faculty and staff on campus to invite them to Relay For Life.

Capitol Hill Housing
Hosted by the Albers Alumni Board
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill Housing builds vibrant and engaged communities through affordable housing and community development. Volunteers will build two raised garden beds for the Elizabeth James House Residents. Work will consist of clearing an area for the garden beds, cutting and measuring wood for the garden beds, drilling and assembling garden beds, filling with soil, and more. We will also make a “quiet area” for residents in the back yard. Work will consist of helping assemble a bench, planting flowers, and general landscaping of the area.

Site lead needed
Time TBA

Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch, 1035 SW 124th St., Seattle, WA 98146

Childhaven provides healing care to abused, neglected, and chemically affected babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Volunteers will be painting and beautifying the Eli Creekmore Branch, as well as work on any other projects needed that day.

Filipino American National Historical Society
Hosted by the Filipino Alumni Chapter
9 a.m. - noon 
810 18th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Founded in 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) documents and promotes Filipino American history through its archives, conferences, books, programs, films, art and more. Help sort and organize Filipino American artifacts, photos and files. Volunteers are encouraged to find their family members in the archives. *Family Friendly Site*

The Food Bank at St. Mary's
Hosted by the African American Alumni Chapter
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
611 20th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s helps provide food for people who find they are unable to provide it for themselves. Some of the people who come in have temporarily hit hard times, but many are experiencing long-term economic struggles. Volunteers will be serving, sorting, and organizing donations.

Full Life
Hosted by SU Nursing School Alumni
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
800 Jefferson Street, Suite 620, Seattle, WA 98104

Full Life is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for frail elders and people with chronic or terminal illnesses and disabilities. We respect the dignity of our participants and provide for them with care and compassion. We are committed, through our program of health and social services, to the independence and well-being of all participants and to providing respite for caregivers. Volunteers will help write Valentine-themed thank you cards to Full Life volunteers and help file, shred, and organize paperwork in the office.

Habitat for Humanity Southcenter
Hosted by Graduate Student Council
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1185 Andover Park W., Tukwila, WA 98188

Habitat Stores are open to the public and sell new and gently used building materials, appliances and furniture at discount prices. Proceeds help fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building and restoring low-income homes throughout King County. Volunteer opportunities at the Habitat Stores range from assisting our driver on donation pickups, merchandising donations on the sales floor, and general customer service and donor relations.

InterIm CDA
Hosted by Just Serve
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Danny Woo Community Garden, Seattle, WA 98104

InterIm CDA advances social justice and equality for low-income, Asian, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities. Volunteers will work on constructing two retaining walls in the garden. Tasks would include but are not limited to transporting concrete blocks, stones, gravel and dirt. This would involve shoveling material and dirt into wheelbarrows. Volunteers can also work on other garden maintenance tasks for the group to work on, such as weeding, picking up trash, etc.

Keiro Northwest
Hosted by the Boston College Seattle Alumni Chapter
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1601 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Previously known as Nikkei Concerns, Keiro Northwest provides care for Asian seniors across a full spectrum of health and wellness services. The new name both honors our past and welcomes people outside the Japanese community. Keiro means “respect for our elders,” and our Seattle Keiro facility is already well known for its high-quality care. Volunteers will assist with resident activities, ranging from prepping the room for games with residents and having conversations to participating in the morning resident social and cleaning the activity equipment at the end. *Family Friendly Site*

Mary’s Place
Hosted by the Fordham University Seattle Alumni Chapter
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2213 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

 Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We empower families to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity. Our work keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help them find housing and employment. Volunteers will be spending time with the kids in the Kids Club; helping to organize our incentive store, Bon Mary's; helping prepare food in the kitchen; or other activities that need to be completed for the day.

Mountains to Sound Greenway
Hosted by the SU Bridge Young Alumni Chapter
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA 98027

The Mountains to Sound Greenway offers public restoration projects. Volunteers will assist with the growth and revitalization of the wetlands at Lake Sammamish State Park by planting trees and other plants along the shoreline.

Hosted by the Alumni Board of Governors
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Burien, WA

NAVOS’ mission is to transform the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness and addictions by providing a broad continuum of care. Help us paint walls in one of the NAVOS Mental Health care facilities. *Family Friendly Site*

Seattle University Community Gardens
Hosted by Food with Spirit
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SU Broadway Garden, E. Columbia Street & Broadway (across from Broadway Parking Garage)

Food With Spirit is a Seattle University group with a focus on sustainable, urban agriculture and food justice. Volunteers will be wheel barrowing woodchip mulch, digging, weeding, and repairing wooden tool boxes. The group grows a giving garden to donate food to our neighbors in need. Don’t forget to bring your favorite weeding tool! *Family Friendly Site*

St. Francis House
Hosted by the Women of SU Alumnae Chapter
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
169 12th. Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

 St. Francis House is established in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to be a presence in Seattle to serve those in need and to inspire simplicity and charity in its volunteers and those they serve. Volunteers will provide deep cleaning to the floors and walls of St. Francis House. We will also organize the rooms provided to children, women, and men.

St. Mark Parish School
Hosted by Amici
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
18033 15th Pl. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

St. Mark Parish School provides a safe, values-based environment where each child is encouraged to develop to his/her full potential. Volunteers will be clearing out the St. Mark Parish School's extended care storage room: sorting and repairing toys; doing an inventory of puzzles and games; and moving furniture. When we finish, the room will be usable for many events in the future!

Sustainable Capitol Hill - Tool Library
Hosted by the SU Faculty and Staff Alumni Chapter
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1552 Crawford Place, Seattle, WA 98122

The Capitol Hill Tool Library (a project of Sustainable Capitol Hill) is a network of neighbors, businesses and community groups dedicated to making Capitol Hill a sustainable community. Volunteers will help us organize and add our inventory into our online system.

Hosted by the Student Athlete Alumni Chapter
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1404 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Zeno's mission is to increase children’s competence and confidence in math with fun and engaging activities. Volunteers will be building Math Game Kits for our MathWays for Early Learning program. The kits they build in this project will be distributed to families through our partner organizations. The goal of the program is to get resources into the home of families who lack access to these type of resources and encourage an early and consistent engagement with math in the home.

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