Alternative Break Program
The Alternative Break program provides domestic and international service and learning opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of Le Moyne College. The goal of the program is for participants to deepen their relationship with God through:
- sharing in the lives of those living in poverty through short-term service projects and living experiences;
- reflecting critically on issues of faith and justice;
- being exposed to the wonderful diversity of God's creations through an encounter with those living in a culture different from their own;
- offering their skills, resources, and gifts for the purpose of creating a more just world;
- Campus Ministry's mission to integrate faith and justice, a vision of spiritual life articulated in the gospel message and the church's call for a “preferential option for the poor";
- opportunities to implement experience into social justice endeavors back home.
2014 Winter Break Service Trips
Now is the time to apply for exciting trips to New York City, Philadelphia, and Camden.
• January 4 - 11 – Winter Service Week in New York City. Spend a week in NYC doing service working at a soup kitchen, city hospital, center for women and children or with people who are homeless. Le Moyne Campus Ministry will partner with Canisius College’s Campus Ministry on this experience. Moderator – Fr. Bucki. Transportation – each participant (up to 18 people) will make their own way to NYC and Fr. Bucki will figure out the rest.
• January 5 - 11 - St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA. St. Francis Inn is a soup kitchen which serves a daily meal to 250-300 people. Break participants will assist with picking up the daily donations; preparing and serving the meal; sorting and distributing donations; and visiting with the guests. View the website at www.stfrancisinn.org. Use of the small van with room for a total of 7. Fr. Dolan is moderator.
• January 12 - 18 - Camden Center for Environmental Transformation. This trip will provide the group with a safe and engaging opportunity to explore the complicated issues of environmental justice, sustainability, and urban life. View the website at: http://www.cfet.org/programs/environmental-retreats/. Moderator: Greg Mellor. There is room for 10 people total on this trip.
If you are interested in participating in any of these service opportunities please contact Beth Scanlon in Campus Ministry at x4114 or email@example.com to fill out an application.