Description: Bishop Dwenger’s Project Linus group creates both fleece and needle art blankets to donate to the local chapter of Project Linus, which is a national organization that provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. We meet weekly from October to April.
Activities: Students have the opportunity to learn to crochet and make fleece blankets. We meet weekly to work on blankets to donate. Usually we have a “Blanket Blitz” in the winter in cooperation with Key Club to see how many blankets we can complete in one night.
Requirements: Project Linus is open to all students. Time spent working on blankets qualifies for service hours for the poor and indigent.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Description: SADD's focus is to help students make good choices.
Activities: SADD members encourage students to sign pledge cards stating they would not participate in destructive behaviors especially during homecoming week, formal and prom dances. They invite guest speakers to talk to the student body twice a year. SADD participates in Red Ribbon Week.
Requirements: Open to all students
Saints Alive! Student Volunteers
Description: Students assist adult volunteers to staff the BD annual dinner auction. Duties may include serving as hosts/hostesses, valet parking, accounting, distribution, coat check, serving. A wide variety of positions are open to students. Freshmen are in charge of clean-up the day after the event.
Requirements: Open to all students. You must be willing to work hard and be on time. Some positions may require you to wear costumes.
Social Justice Club
Description: Using social teaching of the Catholic Church, members educate themselves and the BD community on current issues of justice in our society. This education is accompanied by active participation in the community at large.
Activities: Members are involved in activities such as letter writing campaigns, petition writing, education workshops in social justice issues, educating voters on issues during political campaigns which may include providing candidates' positions on issues (candidate forums or distributing voter materials), letters to the editor and organizing prayer services directed toward social justice issues.
Requirements: Open to all BD students.