|Day of Service|
The fourth annual Saint Meinrad Day of Service was the largest ever!
The fourth annual Saint Meinrad Day of Service was held on Saturday March 11, 2017 in nine locations: Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; Evansville, IN; Cleveland, OH; New Albany, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Dayton, OH; Toledo, OH; and Fort Wayne, IN. 177 volunteers took part in the Saint Meinrad Day of Service totaling over 1,000 hours of service to local communities.
Volunteers prepared food, served meals to the homeless, painted, packed kits for refugees, assembled furniture, cleaned and did laundry at a women’s shelter, prepared an abandoned home to be remodeled, put siding on a home for Habitat for Humanity, and distributed food to the needy at food banks.
More photos from the 2017 Saint Meinrad Day of Service are available online here.
The 5th Annual Saint Meinrad Day of Service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018!
What is the Saint Meinrad Day of Service?
The Alumni Association Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Alumni Office, started the Saint Meinrad Day of Service in an effort to develop more creative ways for alumni to live out the mission of Saint Meinrad in their communities with their fellow classmates and friends.
For over 50 years, students at Saint Meinrad have volunteered in various capacities through the Cooperative Action for Community Development (CACD) program. The Saint Meinrad Day of Service is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to continue this tradition of service – a chance to pray together, socialize together, and encourage one another in order to strengthen their local communities and the Body of Christ.
The fifth annual Saint Meinrad Day of Service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, with the goal that alumni and friends of Saint Meinrad around the country will come together to serve their communities. Whether the project is big or small, at the local Catholic parish or in partnership with a local agency, it is an opportunity to make known the importance of service in the life and legacy of those connected with Saint Meinrad.
Who is involved in the Saint Meinrad Day of Service?
The Saint Meinrad Day of Service is open to anyone connected to Saint Meinrad, not just alumni. Service projects are regionally based. If there is one happening in your area, the local site coordinator and the Alumni Office will be in touch with you to encourage your participation. Every service project is open to anyone connected to Saint Meinrad in any way.
What should I do if I want to organize a project for the Saint Meinrad Day of Service?
Those who organize projects are called 'site coordinators.' The first step is to download the site coordinators toolkit to learn a little more about organizing a project. The next step is to contact
Christian Mocek, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 682-0988 to talk about your project and get started!
The Site Coordinator's "Toolkit"