Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fast letter on International Service Day

Hi Everyone,

It has been another busy and productive semester so far! 

We have been building wheelchair ramps (even in the cold/snow), working on some trailers, and new shelves for The Warming House.

There is still a long ways to go on jobs however so I figured we should get better at the newsletter, so even if it is now pretty, here is a fast (text version) on what is going on and how you can get involved. Locally we do something almost every weekend.  The dates and times change but you can follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/bonaresponds) or check out http://BonaResponds.org to get a better indication. 

FEB 28-MARCH 5----we will be in Greenville South Carolina working at multiple sites.  If you are in the area, we'd love to have you along!  Even if just for part of a day!  Or bring a sleeping bag and come for a longer time.  The work will be good and I am sure you will have a great time helping others.

MARCH 26---Our big International Service Day is Saturday March 26th.  This is open to anyone who lives in the Milky Way Galaxy.  (or at least on Earth!).  It is a simple idea:  go and do something good and then share your experience with thousands of others via pictures, video, written reflections, or by calling in to our VoiceQuilt line. All too often people look at problems (from education, to litter, to you name it) and think the problem is too big.  We want to show that little things add up and if

We will having events in many cities all around the world. You do not need to have any tie to St.Bonaventure University, but you do have to be willing to improve the world.  From large jobs (cleaning parks, helping in Earthquake recovery, or remodeling homes) to small jobs (taking an elderly neighbor to the store, visiting a nursing home, or simply checking in on a handicapped neighbor) every bit adds up.   You can participate alone or with any sized group.

In the US we will have more organized events in the metro Olean-Allegany and also some smaller towns such as New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo.  BUT if there is not something where you are, start something!  We are open to anyone and willing to work with everyone.  So get involved.  To Sign-up or for more information go to http://bonaresponds.org/isd.html

APRIL 9-10 will be our local "Service Weekend"  This is when we will have teams of volunteers at various jobs around Olean area for 2 great days of helping others.  We are already lining up jobs for the weekend, so mark your calendars!  (and if you are a local organization that needs help, feel free to submit your job at http://BonaResponds.org

APRIL 15-17 we will be traveling to Camden NJ and Philadelphia.  We will be working at St. Francis Inn (in Philly) and with Fr. Jud's St. Anthony of Padua parish. 

for this and MUCH more please see BonaResponds.org!

thanks and hope to see you all involved in upcoming events!


Not sure if you want to do something on March 26th?  Check out the comments from last year!

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