The Spirit of Service committee is comprised of parent volunteers organizing service opportunities that exist in our local community for children and their parents to contribute their time and efforts acting as the Hands and Feet of Christ as a R.E.A.L. Catholic community while building relationships and participating in active Catholic Stewardship.
We have a wonderful group of Saint John XXIII parents have helped further our mission to serve others by bringing us service opportunities that exist in our local community. Periodically this group will post service projects that can be done as a family at off site locations.
These projects are not run by the school so there is no need for permission slips or driver forms! The school will simply pass on the opportunities identified by this sub group of our Catholic Identity Committee and you and your family can participate if you are interested.
We will continue to organize outside events for groups from our community and look forward to the chance to serve as the Hands and feet of Christ alongside you very soon.
Harvest Compassion Center
HCC, is a food and clothing bank that meets the needs of families in the Phoenix area who may be going through a hardship. They are located on Tatum and Thunderbird! We have many volunteer opportunity dates available for our Saint John families. School aged children accompanied by a parent are welcome. Please see the Sign up Genius to reserve your spot. September 9th and 23rd, October 7th and 21st, November 11th.
Saint Vincent de Paul Watkins Dining Room
Friday October 6th OR Friday November 3rd
4:00 to 6:30 See sign up link for details
Join our Saint John XXIII Community and BE the hands and feet of Christ!
Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: room preparation, setting up tables and chairs, greeting guests, serving meals, waiting on tables, sorting / giving out essential items to guests (eg, clothing, hygiene kits, etc.), clean up (eg, mopping, taking out garbage, washing dishes, etc). Closed-toe shoes with rubber soles required. We appreciate volunteers being flexible & helping where the greatest need is; this may mean working in an area different than originally scheduled. Age guidelines: 9 with adult; 14 on own.
Miracle League of Arizona
Tuesday October 24th
Saturday November 18th
2 time slots available
Come and join other Saint John XXIII families as they join together with Miracle League to help people with handicaps to play the game of baseball! This is a fun way to get involved…especially if you LOVE baseball!! Come and share your time and talent!
Feed My Starving Children
Join one of our 2 Saint John XXIII food-packing events at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). You’re essential in helping get nutritious meals to starving kids worldwide. What a great way to serve others as a community!! All schoolage children and families welcome. What a great way to kick off our Thanksgiving and Advent seasons! Hope to see you there!
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22ND
3:30 TO 5:30
Friday December 22, 2017
1:00 to 3:00
Service Opportunity Resources
- Desert Foothills Food Bank: http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/volunteering
- St. Mary’s Food Bank: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
- St Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul – Volunteer
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Joan of Arc: 602-867-2288
- Welcome to America Project: http://www.wtap.org/volunteer/volunteer-needs/
- Kids for Ryan House: Ryan House – Donations and Support
- Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street – Get Involved
- Saint Patrick’s Community Service: Contact Larry Przeniczny – Knights of Columbus – 480-330-4079 – larryPRZE@cox.net for information and dates