Volunteer at the 2016 Continuing the Heritage Day of Service
The spring 2016 Continuing the Heritage marks the first year St. Mary’s is participating in 40 Days of Service in association with Catholic Charities of San Antonio, and recognizes the St. Mary’s community’s commitment to give back through service throughout the Lenten season. St. Mary’s will participate in 40 Days of Service every year, starting with Continuing the Heritage Day of Service each spring.
Continuing the Heritage Day of Service Event (CTH) is a University-wide service project that takes place at the beginning of each semester. The event is sponsored and organized by the Civic Engagement Center and the Marianist Leadership Program.
Traditionally, more than 700 St. Mary’s volunteers come together to give more than 3,000 hours of service in the community.
Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni come out in droves to volunteer for community projects around San Antonio. They lend their time and talent to paint houses for the elderly in the St. Mary’s neighborhood area, work in community gardens, serve food to the homeless at Haven for Hope, paint playgrounds at Head Start locations, remove graffiti and more.
Since 2003, nearly 7,500 volunteers have offered approximately 41,000 hours to organizations providing much-needed service throughout San Antonio.
Previous partners have included Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Guadalupe Home, Catholic Charities, Roy Maas Alternative Thrift Store, Grace Place for Alzheimers, St. Mary’s Legal and Social Justice Center, Root of Change Community Garden, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, and many more.
See photos from past Continuing the Heritage Day of Service Events on St. Mary’s Flickr.