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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!


Site Site Description Site Leader
Cleveland, OH Prepared and served breakfast at the Westside Catholic Center Dr. Lanny Hollis
Dayton, OH Washed, dried, and folded laundry, prepared dorms and helped in organizing the clothing room at St. Vincet de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families Ms. Candee Mackell
Evansville, IN Worked at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Evansville, IN, painted at the WNIN Studios, and cleaned St. Bededict Cathedral Dr. Darren Sroufe
Fort Wayne, IN Cleaned the Church and church grounds at Our Lady of Good Hope Mr. Martin Stout
Indianapolis, IN Helped clients shop, load their cars, restock shelves, sort food items, and assist in the shopping line at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Mrs. Ann Tully
Indianapolis, IN Helped to demolish the inside of an abondoned home to prepare it for remodel for Hearts and Hands of Indiana Mr. Bill McGuire
Los Angeles, CA Sorted and distributed food at the Los Angeles Food Bank Mr. Mark Spratt
Louisville, KY Prepared meal and served lunch at the St. Vincent de Paul Helping Hands Kitchen Mr. Tom Norris
Louisville, KY Organized donations at the Catholic Charities Distribution Center for Migrants and Refugees Ms. Saundra Duffee
New Albany, IN Cleaned Hope Southern Indiana, prepared and served a meal at St. Mark's Soup Kitchen, put outdoor siding on a home for Habitat for Humanity Mr. Greg Ernstberger
Toledo, OH Organized, cleaned, and installed shelving at the Catholic Charities St. Louis Helping Hands Kitchen Mr. Tim Carroll



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 or (800) 682-0988 to talk about your project and get started!

The Site Coordinator's "Toolkit"

  1. Frequently Asked Questions >>
  2. Planning Timeline >>
  3. Site Coordinator Duties >>

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