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Sacred Heart Global Service Day

Please join us for Global Service Day on September 15, 2018.

Saturday, September 15, 2018, marks the 200th anniversary of the day our foundress, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, opened the first Sacred Heart school in America, the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri. To celebrate the occasion, the entire Sacred Heart community from across the globe will honor Philippine with a day of service in her name.

We invite our families, students, faculty, staff, alumnae, board members, RSCJ and friends from around the world to participate in this momentous day. We have organized several service projects for our community. NOTE: most are half day.


Global Service Day

Covenant House (9am–Noon): 611 N. Rampart Street New Orleans, 70112.
20 volunteers are needed to work on a number of projects. They will be able to choose from: painting, trimming and mulching beds, sorting clothes, pressure washing, and/or window washing. Covenant House welcomes volunteer students (juniors and seniors) alumnae, faculty, and staff. Pay parking is available on the street and also the Basin Street Station lot. Volunteers should wear clothes appropriate for getting dirty. Work gloves would also be helpful.
Harry Tompson Center (HTC)/Lantern Light (9am–Noon): 1803 Gravier Street New Orleans, 70112.
The HTC provides a multitude of services to the homeless, including medical care, laundry, showers, etc. Lantern Light provides breakfast and lunch five days a week. Volunteers are needed at the HTC to cut dead palm branches from palm trees, pick up trash, and weed the gardens. Other options might be cleaning around the perimeter of the facility, power washing deck, or painting the meeting room. Volunteers could have a donation drive and bag the donated items during service day (i.e., socks, reading glasses, food items, hygiene supplies, etc.) Volunteers are needed at Lantern Light to assist in cleaning the Center, gardening, cleaning and organizing the food pantry.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation 29th Beach Sweep (9am–Noon): Volunteers are needed and will help care for the areas that drain the Pontchartrain Basin by cleaning curbs, ditches and storm drains on city streets and rural roads. Areas for clean-up include Orleans, Jefferson, and Jefferson Parishes and your own zip code.
Magnolia Community Services (9am–Noon): 100 Central Avenue Jefferson 70121.
Magnolia is a residential community for adults with varying degrees of disability. Volunteers are requested to set up and play bingo with the residents. Prizes to be provided by volunteers. 
Ozanam Inn (9am–Noon): 834 Camp St. New Orleans 70130.  
7 to 10 adult volunteers are needed to fold linens at the Inn.
Poydras Home (9am–Noon): 554 Magazine Street, New Orleans 70115.
Lower School girls are requested to sing for residents. Poydras Home has requested a maximum of 20 girls to visit and sing.
St. Bernard Project (9am–2pm): SBP is a nonprofit organization that builds and/or rebuilds homes for the elderly, disabled, and veterans who have been displaced due to a disaster. Volunteers (students, adults, and faculty) are needed to build/rebuild a project. Students must be 13 years of age or older to participate. One adult is needed for every five students under the age of 18. 
Unity of Greater New Orleans (9am–Noon): 506 N. St. Patrick St. New Orleans 70119.
The Unity Warehouse program provides starter kits of bedding/linens, kitchen supplies, toiletries, and cleaning products to the homeless. Volunteers are needed to sort or pack donations (starter kits), clean the warehouse, organize the clothes closet, bookshelves, decorations, kitchen supplies, toiletries and the linen room.  No more than 20 volunteers are requested for a 2 to 3 hours shift. Unity would appreciate volunteers donating some starter kit items, but this is optional.


If your daughter’s class or a group, i.e. Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Club, Alums, Children of Mary, Booster Club, etc. would like to volunteer at a particular site, please indicate that in the Notes section below.

You will be notified by email of your volunteer assignment and your team coordinator’s name.

You are responsible for your own transportation as well as chaperoning your child and children who are in your care. 

A Hold Harmless waiver will be at every location and required prior to participating in the volunteer activity.


Contact Jana Fogleman, Community Outreach Coordinator: jfogleman@ashrosary.org

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4521 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70115
(504) 891-1943 | Fax (504) 891-9939
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