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Community Service Opportunities

 

SCHOOL OF RELIGION TEACHER'S AID. Assist in Religious Education classes on Tuesday afternoons or Sunday mornings. Since this is a weekly commitment from the fall to the spring, this service fulfills all of your community service commitment. Contact Therese Recinella, Director of Religious Education, at 202-449-3989 or at trecinella@blessedsacramentdc.org. 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR.  The Holiday Bazaar is a long standing Blessed Sacrament tradition started by the parish’s Sodality to the Blessed Mother in order to raises funds for the Sodality’s charitable work.  This year the Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 9:30 AM – 4 PM.  Volunteers are needed to help with moving tables, work kid’s games, serve coffee, help with the women’s' clothes and the White Elephant.

BSS CANTORING.  Visit www.forceymusic.com regarding 7th Grade Cantors-in-Training Program leading into 8th Grade BS Youth Cantors Program.   In order to be a part of the 8th Grade BS Youth Cantors, students must have fully participated in the 7th Grade Cantors-in-Training Program.  Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Forcey.

PARISH LANDSCAPING.  A great way to get service started this summer, come out to Blessed Sacrament and help maintain the parish grounds.  Contact Ms. Cleo Tavani, a Blessed Sacrament parishioner, at 301-656-7131.

GREG GANNON CANNED FOOD DRIVE PREP.  A yearly tradition, the Food Drive collects donations from surrounding neighborhoods to benefit the hungry in our area.  Lots prep work is need to pull off this event.  Bag prep and distribution will take place the weekends of Nov 21-23 and Nov. 28-30.  To help contact Pat Kavanaugh, Social Concerns Minister, at 202-449-3987 or pkavanaugh@blessedsacramentdc.org.

LIBRARIAN’S AID.  Assist the Parish Librarian in the Parish Center Library.  Contact Ellen Roth at 202-449-3974 or rothe@blessedsacramentdc.org

FACILITIES AID.  Help maintain parish grounds and facilities.  Contact Marty Lagoy at 202-449-4610 or mlagoy@blessedsacramentdc.org.

 Mt. CARMEL HOUSE FOR WOMEN. 471 G Place, NW.  Have you ever worked in a shelter before?  Just as Jesus fed the multitudes of people, you can do the same.  There are many opportunities for you to feed the needy as well as volunteer opportunities in other areas of this shelter. 

CHEVY CHASE HOUSE. 5420 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  A great way to say, “I CARE” is to assist with recreational activities (bingo, play board games), play the piano or other musical instruments.  This is an elderly assisted living and nursing home.  Please contact the Activities Director, Shelley Clayton, for more information at 202-686-5504.

BRIGHTON GARDENS. 5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD  20815.  Elderly assisted living and nursing home.  Help with recreational activities.  Contact: Terry Adams at 202-966-6667.

MARTHA’S TABLE, INC. 2124 14th Street, NW.  Volunteers help in the Day Care Center by serving food, playing games and organizing activities.  Contact: Kim Lyons or Crystal White 202-328-6608.

McKENNA’S WAGON. 2124 14th Street, NW.  Team of up to twenty can spend a part of a Saturday making sandwiches with the staff.  A good family project is to make sandwiches at home and deliver to shelter.  You may also go out on the wagon with adult supervision.  Contact Kim Lyons or Crystal White: 202-328-6608.

NORTHWEST MATERNITY CENTER. Shelter for new mothers and children, also a day assistance program.  You could baby-sit children and help with other work. Contact Jenny Graves, Pregnancy Center Director, at 202-483-2857 or northwestcenter@verizon.net.

PRESBYTERIAN HOME (aka Ingleside). 3050 Military Road, NW.  Nursing home. Assist with recreation program.  Contact: Michelle Murry at 202-363-8310.

SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT.  710 O Street, NW.  Team members will serve food they have prepared.  This is a good summer project as you are free to go during the week.  Contact: 202-797-7155.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

BLESSED SACRAMENT SOCIAL CONCERNS OFFICE.  Contact the Social Concerns Minister at 202-449-3978 for opportunities in outreach for the parish and in other communities.


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