Community Service Saturday
Just for One Day … May 18th

For each Service Opportunity, click on the blue link, which will take you to the corresponding Sign Up Form.

Initiative:
Bring the Children Unto Me

Location: St. Peter’s

Social and Spiritual projects/child care for children ages 3 to 6. (Child must be potty trained.) Volunteers will work with small groups of toddlers taking them through three activity stations.

Station 1: “If You Plant a Seed.” An adult leader will read the book If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson. Children show and discuss ways to be kind and plant seeds in jars to take home.

Station 2: “Visit with St. Peter.” Children will interact with an adult who will role play St. Peter.

Station 3: Craft projects with toddlers

Location: Camp Acorn – Allendale, NJ

Working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in enrichment programs. Camp Acorn is located in Allendale, NJ. It would require your personal transportation to and from Camp Acorn. Anyone 17 years and under must have written parental consent to participate. This is a great service opportunity for Families to participate together.

 

Location: St. Peter’s

Institute for Educational Achievement School in New Milford
Description of the project:  Families will work together at St. Peter’s making bracelets for students with autism to be shared with IEA school in New Milford.

Location: St. Peter’s

Using some examples as models, families will work together writing personalized letters of support and gratitude to soldiers currently on tours of duty.

Location: St. Peter’s

Light the Candle: Families will work together making birthday cards for children in foster care

Location: Steuben House, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ

The Building and Grounds Committee of the Bergen County Historical Society and the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission will be hosting this event.

This work will occur outdoors. We’ll be tackling the removal of non-native plants and cleaning up debris on both sides of the Hackensack River. Bring work gloves, rakes and tools for cutting brush. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Meet at the Steuben House, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ.

Groups are welcome, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For further details, contact Beverly Hashimoto at bchs.garden@gmail.com.

 

Initiative:
No Place Like Home – Senior Residence

Location: The Senior Residence at St. Peter’s

 We will plant vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden boxes/containers/ground at the senior garden. The Residence will add the harvest to their meals while enjoying the garden throughout the summer. Flowers and Specific items or Financial donations are greatly appreciated for this Service Opportunity.
♥ Preparing/replacing soil
♥ Planting vegetables/herbs (7 garden boxes, containers and in the ground)
♥ Planting spring flowers on the deck/sitting area (2 big pots) and in the ground.
♥ Clean up

Location: Patio Outside Parish Center

 We will provide a BBQ and socialize with the Senior Residents in the outside Garden area by the Youth Room (weather permitting ~ alternate indoor space is available)

Initiative:
No Place Like Home – St. Peter’s

Clean Up of Parish Grounds (Including Senior Residence) (Filled)

Location: St. Peter’s Grounds (Including Senior Residence)

Police entire St. Peter’s perimeter and grounds including wooded area and the Senior Residence to pick up papers and debris and place in trash bags provided.

Location: St. Peter’s Mary Garden

♥  Use scrapers to remove loose paint
♥  Use power washer(s) to remove remaining paint and clean the wall
♥  Clean up area upon completion

Location: St. Peter’s Gathering Space

Volunteers will use cleaning products/supplies provided by St. Peter’s to clean the tile floor/grout in the Gathering Space. All items on the floor will be moved to another location and returned when the floor is dry.

Location: St. Peter’s Parish Center Hallway

Volunteers will paint the Parish Center Hallway walls. All items in the hallway will be re-located during the painting project. All required painting supplies will be provided by St. Peter’s.

Location: St. Peter’s Parish Center

Volunteers will remove rubber feet from approximately (80) chairs and install new rubber feet as necessary. St. Peter’s will supply (2) tools to remove the feet and all cleaning supplies required.

Location: St. Peter’s Church

Volunteers will dust in the areas described above as necessary & wipe down pews with a pre-treated dusting cloth. Also, we will remove wax from the carpeting around the altar area and the Choir, 1st row & Altar Server “cloth” chairs with a steam iron. With the exception of Steam Irons (2 to be provided by volunteers), all materials (including ladders) will be supplied by St. Peters.

Initiative:
Neighbor 2 Neighbor

Simple Window Washing (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to a homebound Parishioner we will perform a simple spring Window Washing:
♥  1 Bay Window (3 windows) (8′ ladder required)
♥  2 Sets of Sliding Glass Doors
♥  Move & return potted plants in front of windows

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parishioner we will perform a spring clean-up of small backyard garden area. (predominantly light weeding)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parishioner we will perform a spring clean-up of four windows on first floor.

Power Wash Small Alcove (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parishioner we will Power wash small Alcove and lattice in back area of house. This project will require 6′ step ladder, power washer and clean up.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parishioner we will scrape, sand & prepare two 48″x15″ shelves for painting. Shelves are easily accessible… no ladder required.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parish couple we will perform a spring clean-up of backyard garden area. (predominantly weeding)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parish couple we will perform a spring clean-up of backyard walkway and steps. This is a small area.

Unclog Kitchen Sink (Slow Drain) (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parish couple we will perform a repair of Kitchen Sink slow drain. Will require drain declogger, snake &/or router.

Installation of a Shower Head Holder in Tile Bathroom (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parish couple we will perform an installation of a Shower Head Holder in bathroom. This project will require knowledge of drilling tile.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly Parish couple we will perform Repair missing 4’x2′ Plaster Board Patch in Basement Ceiling. Project will require Hammer, nails, Plasterboard patch, spackle and tools.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to homebound Parishioner we will reattach a small piece of aluminum trim to the top of a 2nd floor window. The project only requires two 1″ nails and caulking. However, a 40′ ladder is needed to reinstall the trim piece.

Donations Toward Dangerous Tree Limb Removal (Filled)

In loving service to a widowed Parishioner we will hire a Tree Service to Remove a dangerous tree limb. Financial donations are greatly appreciated for this Service Opportunity.

Closet and Dresser Changeover from Fall to Spring (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to a homebound Parishioner with mild short term memory issues, we will help her change over her closet & dresser from Fall to Spring as well as socialize with this incredible woman.

Spring Cleaning Homebound Parish Couple’s Apartment (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to a homebound Parishioner with short term memory issues, we will help her change over her closet & dresser from Fall to Spring. Socialize. In loving service to a homebound, elderly Parish couple we will perform a Spring Clean-up and decluttering of their apartment. Socialization will be appreciated during this visit with this wonderful pair.

Declutter Garage (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly parishioner we will declutter his garage. This garage decluttering is a relatively clean and easy job which should be able to be completed in less than two hours. This Service will require taking everything out and putting it all back in neatly.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to this incredible, long time, elderly Parishioner we will perform a Backyard clean up  and  beautification: clear the weeds in the flower beds, plant flowers, put down mulch. One of the most rewarding projects: Need 4 more individuals.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly, widowed Parishioner we will replace a Kitchen faucet with new fixture which has to be purchased. If no one steps up to donate this, we will have one on site the day of the event.

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly, widowed Parishioner we will remove sandbox, table and assorted smaller Items from backyard.

Power Wash Deck, Bench, & Shed (Filled)

Location: Private Home of Elderly or Homebound Parishioner

In loving service to an elderly, widowed Parishioner we will power wash deck, bench, & small shed.