Service Project Ideas By Grade Level
K- 2nd Grade
Intent or goal of service projects for this age
The Schuh Center at St. Susanna
Description here if what the Schuh Center is and how they serve
3rd- 4th Grade
In Addition to the above projects for the K-2nd graders we would like to challenge our 3-4th grade families to greater outreach service project ideas.
YARD CLEAN UP for a fellow parishioner in need.
CAN GOOD COLLECTION for the Schuh food pantry. Pick two days that your team can gather to work on this project. On the first day deliver flyers to houses in a neighborhood explaining that you would like to gather can good for needy families to donate to the Schuh center. On the second day go back to the houses and gather the can goods and deliver to the Schuh Center.
CARE PACKAGES for SEMINARIANS: Baked goods and other items to support our Seminarians.
VISIT THE SICK OR ELDERLY: Players can plan a variety of activities with the residents. Some ideas include arts and crafts, making cards/spiritual bouquets and passing them out, caroling during Christmas. Skits and singing songs. When calling to set up a date ask for the volunteer coordinator.
MATTHEW 25 Volunteers play an essential role in the work of Matthew 25: Ministries. The donated goods received must be sorted, counted, packaged, and put on pallets ready for shipment to various parts of the world. There is a job for everyone! It is important to clearly state with the volunteer coordinator what age group you will be bringing to ensure the activity chosen is age appropriate.
In Addition to the above projects for the 3-4th graders we would like to challenge our 5-8th grade families to greater service beyond our immediate community.
BLANKETS FOR BABIES: Make-a-no-sew-fleece-blanket-wout-bulky-knots/
More info? Where do the blankets go?
A CHILDS HOPE INTERNATIONAL: Program Hands Against hunger. Students work together (AT THE HOPE FACTORY)to package food for undernourished children throughout the world. It is a great opportunity for a “hands on” experience and team building.
SHEPHERDS OF READING is a literacy book club at Yorktowne Trailer Park. The first Saturday of each month the Shuh Center volunteers interact with the children at the Yorktowne trailer park. Books that are collected during book drives are brought to the children. Snacks and crafts can also be brought. Volunteers meet at the club house of the trailer park and spend an hour with them, from 1-2 p.m. reading and spending time with the children.
Teams can help this ministry by having book drives to gather books and or lead the monthly service day.
BROKEN BUS MINISTRY The Broken Bus Ministry is an outreach ministry created by Greg and Michele Bailes. They have a mobile service vehicle - which drives the streets searching for those in need.
The bus is filled with clothes, shoes, blankets, food, drinks, gloves, hats. Everything and anything a person living on the street may need.
They rely on donations of items to give directly to the poor and homeless. In addition, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated as we provide food and drinks for countless homeless on a weekly basis.
Teams can either provide donations to the ministry or contact Michele to set up a service time on the Bus.
FREE STORE FOOD BANK (Minimum Age 13yrs) The mission of the Free Store Foodbank is to provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis.
Teams can assist this ministry by: Packing Power Packs during the school year, working at the Giving Fields community garden between March and October, helping with events such as the Hunger Walk on Memorial Day weekend or the Rubber Duck Regatta on Labor Day Weekend
Julie Connell service project coordinator