Continuing the Heritage

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)
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Community Service/Volunteering/Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement
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Continuing the Heritage Day of Service Event is a University-wide service project that takes place at the beginning of the fall semester and during Lent as part of "40 Days of Service." The event is sponsored and organized by the Civic Engagement Center and the Marianist Leadership Program. Traditionally, more than 700 St. Mary’s volunteers come together to give more than 3,000 hours of service in the community.

Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni come out in droves to volunteer for community projects around San Antonio. They lend their time and talent to paint houses for the elderly in the St. Mary’s neighborhood area, work in community gardens, serve food to the homeless at Haven for Hope, paint playgrounds at Head Start locations, remove graffiti and more.

Since 2003, nearly 10,000 volunteers have offered approximately 60,000 hours to organizations providing much-needed service throughout San Antonio.

8:15 a.m., Opening Ceremony (includes breakfast and prayer)
9 a.m. to Noon, Afternoon of service at sites

This event is an official partner of the San Antonio Tricentennial. 

Previous partners have included Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Guadalupe Home, Catholic Charities, Roy Maas Alternative Thrift Store, Grace Place for Alzheimers, St. Mary’s Legal and Social Justice Center, Root of Change Community Garden, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, and many more.


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