Since the Continuing the Heritage day of service began in 1997, about 15,000 St. Mary’s University volunteers have offered more than 50,000 service hours to organizations that provide much-needed assistance to South Texas residents.
Twice a year, Continuing the Heritage brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni to volunteer for community projects, such as graffiti abatement, gardening, packaging and delivering food and clothing for the poor, and working with children and animals.
On Saturday, Aug. 19, about 700 volunteers – mostly college students – will walk dogs, pack produce, swing hammers, and do other good deeds for the fall event. Online registration begins Monday, Aug. 14, at https://stmarytx.givepulse.com.
Volunteers will gather on campus in Pecan Grove at 7 a.m. for an opening ceremony, which includes breakfast and prayer, before beginning their morning of service. From 9 a.m. until noon, they will serve at 20 sites, including:
For more information, contact Civic Engagement at 210-436-3102 or email@example.com.
St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.