Saints Taking Action Day of Service - October 20, 2017

One of the key aspects of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School mission is to instill in our students a heart for service. Our students are encouraged to be active members of their local communities and to make a difference by sharing their talents.  In 2011, the first Day of Service was born, transforming the lives and hearts of many.

On October 20, we plan to help non-profit organizations in our community!  Our students, faculty and staff, along with parent and alumni volunteers and 8th graders from the Seacoast Catholic elementary schools will join us in our effort to help neighbors in our community!  We will paint, landscape, clean, visit the shut in, clean the beach...learning that people working together as a community can make a difference.

Our students are able to do many different things and our goal is to help organizations in our community with meaningful work; here are just a few suggestions:

  • Spend Time with the Elderly/Shut In:  play bingo or cards, read a book, do crafts, organize a sing-a-long
  • Organize:  perhaps a room or closet...a project you’ve been meaning to get to but don’t have the time
  • Bake/Cook:  for shelters or food pantries
  • Office Projects:  help with mailings, stuffing envelopes, labeling, sorting, filing, shredding
  • Assist a Teacher or Project Coordinator: read to students, assist in the classroom, coordinate a project
  • Paint, scrape or stain (nothing on tall ladders)
  • Landscape/Yard Clean Up: rake, weed, spread mulch, light trimming
  • Winterize: remove AC units, remove/wash screens, wash windows
  • General Cleaning: vacuum, sweep, wash (walls, floors pews, playground equipment, etc.)

WINNING LOGO / THEME:  Our students will participate in a logo design contest in the early fall.  Stay tuned!


The Schedule

8:15-8:45am Kick Off Ceremony

8:45-9:15am Board Buses, Travel to Locations

9:30-10:15am Arrive at Destination, work until 11:50am

11:50am-12:10pm Lunch (students/faculty/staff/volunteers will be bringing brown bag lunches)

12:10-1pm Wrap Up Project

1-2pm Board Buses, Travel Back to School

1:30-2:45pm Ice Cream Social at St. Thomas

Times are approximate.


2017 Event Sponors

Sponsors are needed to help offset the costs specific to this event… bus transportation, t-shirts and refreshments.  We are grateful for your support.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

  • RBC Wealth Management

BRONZE SPONSORS / FRIENDS


Organizations We Served in 2016

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
Center for Wildlife
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Cornerstone VNA - Rochester
Corpus Christi Parish: Immaculate Conception, St. Catherine, St. James
Cross Roads House, Inc.
Dover Children’s Center
Dover Housing Authority
First Parish Church
Friends of Bedrock Gardens
Hampton Community Coalition / Trinity Church / Village Preschool
Little Blessings Day Care (Christ Church)
Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region
My Friend's Place
New Generation
New Hope for Children
Opportunity Works
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Parish of the Assumption: St. Mary Church
Riverside Rest Home
Roger Allen Baseball
Sacred Heart School
Seacoast Family Food Pantry
Seacoast Family Promise
Seacoast Science Center
St. Joseph Parish (Epping)
St. Mary Parish (Newmarket)
St. Michael (Exeter)
St. Peter (Farmington)
St. Theresa (Rye)
St. Thomas Aquinas High School (for local food pantry)
The Browne Center for Innovative Learning / UNH
The Homemakers Health Services
The Housing Partnership
Wentworth Home