Thank you to those who joined Seattle University and our fellow Jesuit institutions to
serve the community and foster equality at the National Jesuit Alumni
Day of Service on April 26th. We hope you'll join us next year. This event was sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association and Magis: Alumni Living the Mission.
"As a part of my Jesuit education, they branded us with 'be the
difference' and I think that making a difference through community
service helps fulfill that mission." - Day of Service Participant
Participating alumni chapters:
The National Jesuit Service Initiative seeks to foster the ongoing formation of men and women for others.
The initiative engages graduates across the nation in shared service
that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit
The Foodbank at St. Mary’sThe
Food Bank at St. Mary’s offers food assistance to families in Seattle
through both a walk-in program and home delivery program. Volunteers
will distribute food, check-in clients, and sort food items. Children aged 7-15 are welcome when accompanied by parents. St. Francis House (This site has reached capacity)the University of San Francisco and Seattle University St.
Francis House provides basic essentials like bags, backpacks, clean
clothes and references to community services for the homeless, mentally
ill, veterans and the working poor in Seattle. Volunteers will organize
donations, deep clean the hospitality space and assist with landscaping. Alleycat Acres (MLK + Cherry) & Alleycat Acres (22nd & Union)Alleycat
Acres is an urban farming collective that works to convert unused space
in to community run farms with the mission of reconnecting people,
place and produce. Volunteers will plant at the two sites as well as
prepare grounds for spring. This location welcomes children accompanied by their parents. Volunteer Chore ServicesVolunteers
will provide assistance to elderly, disabled and low income individuals
living in an apartment building near Seattle University. We will
provide “spring cleaning” level housework, including kitchen, bathroom,
living room, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, laundry and other cleaning to a
group of residents who are unable to keep up with housework due to
their medical conditions and/or age. Nature ConsortiumThis
location is in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle.
Volunteers will remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native plants
and trees in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Recovery Café (This site has reached capacity)Volunteers
will work outside to beautify the parking lot and surrounding dirt beds
along the Café exterior, help to organize the storage room and deep
clean breakout rooms in the Café. This location welcomes children accompanied by their parents. St. James Cathedral KitchenHelp
clean and organize the kitchen, which opens its doors five days a week
to provide a nourishing, hot meal to those in need in our First Hill and
downtown Seattle neighborhood. ThT
*Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation to service
sites. If you choose to serve at a site not within walking distance to
Seattle University, please plan accordingly.