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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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CURRENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

Food Distribution at Fort Foote Baptist Church in Fort Washington: Volunteers needed Saturday, September 25 starting at 7:30 am. Contact Rev. Joseph Brown at 240.281.2303 or jbrown1009@verizon.net.

Renew Our Grace

**Renew Our Grace is a Campus Ministry Initiative sent out every Wednesday to provide a space for the McNamara Community to reflect on Scripture and intentionally take time to gaze at an image meant to stir us in some way. We hope you enjoy!**


Our Scripture Quote

❝Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.❞ - John 19: 25-27

Catholic Charities Opportunities

At Catholic Charities- Remote Opportunities

  • Care Packages- need a remote activity to do with your students this Spring? Have students put together care packages for one of our shelters or food programs! Email me at claire.sanfilippo@cc-dc.org if you’d like more information on this
  • Sew Face Masks for Frontline Staff- students can sew face masks for our frontline staff and clients.
  • Dorothy Day Meal Drop Off- Students and their families can make a meal for our Dorothy Day Place shelter in Rockville

 At Catholic Charities- In Person Opportunities

  • Spanish Catholic Center Food Distribution- every other Wednesday our Spanish Catholic Center hosts a food distribution for the community in their Columbia Heights neighborhood.
    • What: Volunteers are needed to help bag and distribute food packages to the Columbia Heights community.
    • When: every other Wednesday
    • Time: 10am – 12:30pm
  • SHARE Food Distribution-  Volunteers will assist staff by distributing food packages and loading them into clients’ cars. Occurs on the 2nd or 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month
    • What: Volunteers are need to help bag and distribute food.
    • When: 2nd or 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month
    • Time: 10am – 4pm on Friday, 5:30 – 10:30am on Saturday
  • SHARE Food Bagging
    • What: Prepare the food packages for the distribution the following week.
    • When: 3rd or 4th Friday of the month
    • Time:7am – 10am

 

Greater Beulah Community Development Center, Inc.,

Virtual Tutoring: Volunteers needed for grades K-5 to assist with activities in math and language in Google classroom setting. Sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm. Contract Tina Hayes at Tina.hayes@gbcdci.org.

Miscellaneous Opportunities

Our Place Waldorf Soup Kitchen: Volunteers desperately needed at 305 Smallwood Drive on Monday and Thursday evenings from 3-7pm and at 3235 Leonardtown Road on Friday and Sunday evenings from 3-7pm. Must sign up at http://www.ourplacewaldorf.com/volunteer/. Click on volunteer and scroll down to bottom of page for available dates.

Mission Nutrition (Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine): Need volunteers to help distribute food on the third Tuesday of each month from 4pm-6pm. Contact  Ms. Kim Burch at301-818-1970 or info@communitysupportsystems.org at least 2 days in advance.

M.E.R.C.Y House Ministry in Temple Hills: Volunteers needed on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9am-12noon to assist in the distribution of clothing and food. Register at least 3 days in advance at MercyHouseMinistry@yahoo.com.

SHABACH! Emergency Resource Center:  Volunteers needed for Grocery Giveaways on some Thursdays at various locations. Also need volunteers to help organize warehouse. Call Gwen Pope at 240 532-7003 or gpope@smionline.org for dates and times. Volunteers must be Covid-19 tested (Shabach can provide location for free Covid testing if necessary).

Fort Washington Food Pantry: volunteers needed every Saturday from 8-11 to pack and carry groceries to cars for clients, restocking food room, helping with setup/cleanup and directing traffic. Contact Jane Hudnall at 202-679-8898 (c) or janehudnall@gmail.com or FortWashingtonFoodPantry@gmail.com.

Elizabeth House, FISH of Laurel, 308 Gorman Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707: limited number of volunteers needed in the food pantry on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:30pm.  Volunteers must use this link to sign up.

Dreams for Kids DC: digital volunteer opportunities available every week. Please sign up via the website at dreamsforkidsdc.org

A Wider Circle in Silver Spring: Volunteers needed Monday-Saturday in shifts from 9-12 or 1-4; Sunday 1-4 to collect and distribute furniture and home goods and help organize the warehouse. Must call or email to schedule time. Contact Rachael Buck at 301-608-3504 or volunteer@awidercircle.org

Age-In-Place®Program, Seabury Resources for Aging: Volunteers needed for yard work and house cleaning for DC seniors, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm Tuesday-Friday. Must contact Grandon Purnell 202-635-9384 x105 or gpurnell@seaburyresources.org at least 3 days in advance.

Free Tutoring Center: Volunteers needed for virtual tutoring of elementary and middle school students from underprivileged backgrounds all over the US. Must complete application on website at https://www.freetutoringcenter.com/become-a-tutor. Contact Saskia Botha at saskia@freetutoringcenter.com for more information

GiGi's Playhouse, Annapolis: Volunteers needed for virtual opportunities such as our TeenTastic program (role model for individuals with Down Syndrome) and Yoga. Volunteers must complete the volunteer form at https://gigisplayhouse.org/annapolis/volunteer/. On site volunteers needed to decorate, clean or help around the Playhouse. Contact Judy Co at 410-517-7474 or jco@gigisplayhouse.org.

Healthy Babies Project: volunteers needed to "do a supermarket day for clients". Contact Regine Elie or Jazmine Brazierat 202-396-2809 or relie@healthybabiesproject.org or jbrazier@healthybabiesproject.org for a list of items needed. Deliver to the office in NE DC so items can be packaged for distribution to mothers.

We have had students: 

Shovel snow, help elderly neighbors with their groceries, assist their grandparents, help their church with their social media and livestream. 

  • Create care packages and drop them off to essential workers and shelters 

  • Write letters to senior citizens and call local nursing homes to talk to residents

  • Work with Kits to Heart provides thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits

Joined Teens in Action and worked with Ms. Pezzuto (email Rosemary.Pezzuto@campfirepatuxent.org

Specific and Upcoming Service Opportunities

More opportunities coming soon