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Campus Ministry

 

 

Local Service

For information about getting involved in volunteer service around Syracuse, contract Fr/ Bill Dolan in campus ministry at x4112 or dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Find out more about service at Le Moyne at: s3.amazonaws.com/lemoynecmm/convergence/IgnatianValues.html

Thanks to all who contributed to the Holiday Winter Clothing Drive for the Rescue Mission and the Christmas Giving Tree Project.

Here is a menu of possibilities for service this semester:

Rescue Mission/Syracuse:  Feeding the Hungry or Homeless every Saturday
Volunteer to serve dinner at the Rescue Mission on one of the Saturdays of Spring Semester.
Leave campus at 3:00 pm, return to Campus 6:00 pm. 
(We are committed to serving dinner, 10 Saturdays of the Spring, 2014 Semester, at the Rescue Mission Dining Facility , Gifford St., Syracuse,  (through the line) working in kitchen  and serving the cafeteria style meal to poor and needy men, women, children who eat their regularly.)
Signup as a group or an individual through Fr Bill Dolan SJ at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Helping the Homeless with Emmaus Ministry
http://www.stjamessyr.org/image/Emmaus%20brochure.pdf
This wonderful group of people does  "hands on " outreach to homeless people, helping to meet their basic needs. 
We would be working alongside other adult volunteers in works already in progress. 
Weekday and Weekend (Saturday afternoon) opportunities.
 
Contacts: Liam Morrison
morrisl@stu.lemoyne.edu, or Maggie Ambrose ambrosml@stu.lemoyne.edu  .


Say Yes to Education/Syracuse - working with elementary or middle schoolers

http://sayyessyracuse.org/person/susan-dutch
Say Yes to Education/Syracuse is interested in having Le Moyne student volunteers come once a week, and companion students during recess, and snack time. 
Also there are opportunities for tutoring and perhaps classroom assistance in elementary and middle public schools on weekdays in the mid-morning or afternoon. 
Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu 

People in Action
http://www.townofdewitt.com/PeopleInAction%28PIA%292.aspx

This organization has opportunities for developing big brother/big sister relationships with pre-school, elementary school and middle school children who
residents of Springfield Garden Apartments. It is located nearby in the Judge David  Klim Center within Springfield Gardens Apartment Complex  -  2-3 minute walk from the rear entrance to the College.   The minimal need is for one hour, one afternoon per week.  More time is welcome and possible. 
Activities include working with pre-school day care, tutoring, and after school recreational and cultural programs.  The need is on weekdays in the morning or afternoon.

Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu


Friendly Visitor: Nursing Home Bound Senior Citizens at Menorah Park
http://www.menorahpark.org/volunteer.html

Menorah Park, located on Genessee St., below Le Moyne College, across from St. Mary's Cemetery and near Holy Cross Church.
The Volunteer Services Program is interested in having Le Moyne students come, meet nursing home and assisted living elderly residents,  develop friendships through visits (1 on 1).
This would be similar to a "Foster Grandparent/Grandchild " opportunity. 
Their specific request is to come on Saturday mornings,  "wheel" and accompany them to Jewish  Sabbath Services and visit with them afterward. 
Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Operation Northern Comfort:  building ramps for the handicapped at their homes
http://operationnortherncomfort.org/
Operation Northern Comfort grew out of post-Hurricaine Sandy Relief efforts.  They are interested in having Le Moyne College students come and help build ramps at homes of handicapped people who have no ramps. They have a waiting list of several hundred homes.  We would work with other teams.  This would be similar to a Habitat for Humanity type project, only we would not be building a house but a very much needed handicap access ramp. If you or your club is interested, contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Rescue Mission
http://www.rmlifechanging.org/strengthening-communities/locations/syracuse/
In addition to the meal program listed above, other opportunities and needs at Rescue Mission include assiting at clothing distribution center at Gifford St. Campus and Thrifty Shopper Stores. 
Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Below are some more opportunities with groups around campus:

Projects in the Community (PIC)
This Le Moyne College student club is committed to close engagement with  community service.
They will be offering a number of opportunities, usually on Saturdays, throughout the semester.
Contact person: Brandon Johnson-
johnsbrj@stu.lemoyne.edu

2:20 Student Ministries - (Bible study club)
Club members are investigating working with the religious services program at Rescue Mission  assisting the chaplain and men in Bible study. 
(2:20 Student Ministries  meets on Monday nights, from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm at Drescher Community Room in Panasci Family Chapel.)
For information on 2:20 Bible Study Club and their service work, contact Devon Bartholomew at barthodt@stu.lemoyne.edu 

Don't forget to be part of the Spring DIVE:

April 26, 2014: Spring  Dolphins Dive-in to Serve Campus Wide Service Day  . 
A Morning of Service

Le Moyne teams will provide hands on assistance and service to local community groups, community centers that serve poor and needy folks, refugees and people in need of a helping hand.  Assemble at College Chapel at 8:45 am, depart by bus to sites, return to College in time for lunch.  More than one hundred Le Moyne people, predominately students served at 9 sites on the Fall, 2013 day. We hope to have more volunteers and more sites for the April day. Would you consider being a team leader and helping to promote the day?  For more information, please contact Fr Bill Dolan, SJ, dolanws@lemoyne.edu, 445-4112