The purpose of the Student Service Program at Bishop Dwenger High School is to help students learn to live out their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ by loving God and their neighbor.

 “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

 The command to love one another (charity/service) extends to all our sisters and brothers in Christ. As we love others we demonstrate our love for God, to praise Him. The Student Service Program teaches that charity is a virtue developed through the habit of service in Jesus’ name.

Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.    (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1822)


As part of a Christian education, our Catholic identity, and our mission statement, all Bishop Dwenger students are required to complete service hours outside of school hours for human beings.

Dog sitting is not accepted, nor service to animal shelters for either semester.

 Each student is required to complete a minimum of 20 service hours each school year. Ten hours each semester as outlined below.

  • Seniors & Juniors:  10 service hours to the poor, underserved, and needy, due first semester to Mrs. Yorke, Pastoral Ministry. Must be from the approved list – see below.
  • Seniors & Juniors:  10 flex hours due 2nd semester to Mrs. Yorke, Pastoral Ministry,  that is service to neighborhood, school, church, family.
  • Sophomores & Freshmen: 10 flex hours are due first semester to Mrs. Yorke, Pastoral Ministry. Service to school, church, neighborhood, family.
  • Sophomores & Freshmen: 10 list hours for poor, underserved, and needy due 2nd semester. Must be from approved list – see below.

 Deadline dates are below and listed on verification service cards.

Flex hours are service to any population as neighborhood, school, parish, family- without pay.

List hours: Service sites that target the poor, underserved, and needy that are found on the list below.

Hours are due October 25, 2023 first semester and March 13, 2024 for second semester. Service verification cards with signatures are due to Service Coordinator at that time or before.  Both hours and reflection paper (or project) are part of their semester grade; no credit for partial work. Again- Required service hours does not include service to animals.

  1. After second semester service deadline is past, students are encouraged to begin service for the following academic school year. Summer is the best time to accomplish these hours.
  2. Service for the poor must be chosen from the service list; otherwise, it will not be accepted. Exceptions must be approved before work by Mrs Yorke
  3. Each student may choose his/her own site, but all 10/10 hours must be served at ONE site in order to build a rapport with those served.
  4. Students MUST CALL AHEAD to the location and make appointments for orientation and mutually convenient times to do their service work.
  5. Each student will have his/her own verification card that is to be completely filled out by the student and signed by the site supervisor each time hours are served.
  6. Summer hours are be turned in the first week of school to Service Coordinator, Mrs. Yorke, in Pastoral Ministry.
  7. No late or incomplete work will be accepted for credit or award.
  8. Any complaints from your site will result in a zero for your work and no credit will be given.
  9. Written service learning paper /project to Theology Class.
  10. Service hours completed as part of a requirement for a parish program or other organization may be applied to BD service, except that which is court mandated.
  11. Transfer students will see Service Coordinator to make arrangements for completed service.
  12. Group projects organized by coaches, teachers, and parents must be pre-approved by Service Coordinator.

“Life’s most important question is: what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King


 Towne House Retirement Community
Students are needed to assist with music sessions, bingo, play board games, card games, pushing wheel chairs, visiting residents, assisting with seasonal decorations, filing, delivering mail to patient rooms.
Contact person: Brenda Hattaway, Volunteer Coordinator         
Phone number: 260-969-7002, leave a message with name and phone number.
Location: 2209 St. Joe Center Road 46825, the front door,
Hours: flexible, call ahead, application needed

St. Anne Home and Retirement Center
Assist with activities as bingo; transport residents to Mass;
Tuesday/Thursday evening 6:30-8:15 pm., and Saturday 1:30-3pm for bingo; transport residents to Mass Monday - Saturday 10-11:30am
Contact person: Barbara Ley
Phone number: 260-399-3245
Location: 1900 Randallia Drive 46805                                                              Hours: call ahead

 Cedar Ridge Healthcare
Visiting, playing card games and reading to residents; transporting residents to and from activities and implementing activities as bingo calling. 
Must have orientation and TB test.
Contact person:  Activities Director
Phone number: 260-484-3120
Location: 3320 E. State Blvd. 46805
Hours: flexible, call ahead

Aging and In-Home Services
8101 W Jefferson, 46804
Contact: Ms. Molly O’Brian Adams to do outside maintenance and various yard work for the elderly and disabled.                                     Phone: the agency at 260-745-1200, Ext. 270

Hamilton Place: to play card games, help w/questionnaires, girls to paint nails, may participate in planned activites. Orientation required, hours vary, call ahead.
Location: 2116 Butler Rd.                                                                               Contact:  the Activities Director at 260-471-0944

 The Cedars
Assist with activities, play games, manicures, visit with clients
Orientation required, hours vary, call ahead.
Contact person: Volunteer Coordinator, or Assistant Jessica
Phone: 260-627-2191
Location: 14409 Sunrise Ct, Leo, IN 46765
Hours: flexible

Miller’s Merry Manor
Patient service as reading to clients, polishing nails, writing letters,
playing board and card games
Location: Columbia City (260-248-8101), Warsaw (574-267-8196), or Huntington (260-356-5713)
Phone: stated above, ask for Activity Director

 Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett
Activities as listed above and activities as bingo
1357 S. Randolph St. Garrett, IN 46738                                                     Phone: 260-357-5174, Sharon, Activities Director
Contact: Call several days in advance to make appointment.

 Kingston Health Care Center
1010 W. Washington Center, 46825
Assisting residents to and from activities, playing bingo/pokeno, nail grooming, socializing, etc. Available service times; Friday 5:00-7:00 for nail grooming, Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm (bingo), Sunday 1:15-3:30pm (pokeno & church).
Contact: Michelle, Activities Director at 260-489-2552

Kingston Health on DuPont for client w/dementia
Location: 1716 E DuPont;                                                                        Contact: 260-490-5111 ask for Activities Director, Sara
Requires: application, orientation and TB test on site (reading requires 72 hrs.)
M-F: hours are flexible with activities with clients

Lutheran Life Village –Piper Trail
Help clients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory impaired disease with activities, games, and washing dishes.
Contact:  Director Community Based Services, 260-432-0011 X5201
Location: 8151 Glencarin Blvd 46802
Hours: 7:30am - 6:00pm Monday-Friday and all Saturdays 9am-6pm                                                                 


 Byron Health Center
Contact: Terry Walker Director Life Enrichment, to help with activities, especially in the summer
Location: 12101 Lima Road, Ft. Wayne, IN, 46818
Phone: 260-637-3166 Ext. 366, or email to make appointment
Need to be 16 years old, application completed, and have a 2 hr. orientation.

Jesters Performing Arts Program 
Contact: Ms. Allison Ballard to provide hands-on assistance with the Jesters program, a multi-media performing arts program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Hours: Saturday 9:00-1pm September 9 - December 2. 
All volunteers need to attend the Planning Meeting held each Saturday at 9:00; during this time, you will meet the team and receive some orientation before direct service starts at 10:00.
No need to make contact ahead of time unless you are wanting to make a 10-hour commitment or more.
For questions, please email Allison Ballard at
Location: University of Saint Francis, North Campus Auditorium, 2701 Spring St.

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults w/ Disabilities
An agency that assists those with disabilities. They need our help with sports tournaments, including set up, serving meals, working concessions, ball runner, line judges, client interaction, clean up and working the score table. Tournaments begin about 8am through 7pm. Dances and weekly practices included: Go to to view dates & opportunities
Contact: Beth Moody, HR Coord 260-483-2100 X245 or 
Check website and go to Signup Genesis for upcoming events. Go to, then support, then volunteer, and then sign up genesis.

League for the Blind and Disabled
5821 South Anthony Blvd.
Help clients with outside work, as shoveling, raking, gardening, washing windows.
Contact: Volunteer Director, Ms. Ellie Revolt @ 260-441-0551 X3116 for appointment

Special Olympics Help those w/intellectual disabilities participate in sports.
Contact: Donna Hazelett 260-402-1302 or Call Mrs. Hazelett for appointment
Volunteers are needed September-November with Bowling, January-February with Basketball, March-May with Track & Field, and July-August with Golf.  Please consider helping out.


Euell Wilson Center
Tutoring students; reading, listening, & playing board games
Contact person: Mrs. Yorke – get permission slip from Pastoral Ministry
Phone number: 260-456-2917 at Center; Location: 1512 Oxford Street, 46806
Hours: nearly every Monday during school year; leave school at 3:30; tutor and read to the children. Return by 5:30pm. This counts for two hours of service.
The bus leaves front office entrance at 3:30 during the school year- see schedule/weather cancellation
Summer Fun Fridays schedule on Pastoral Ministry bench.  Must have permission slip to ride the bus. We will begin Aug 21, 2023 for fall semester.
Also, Homework Help takes place at Euell Wilson Center daily during the academic year 4-5pm. Contact Ms. Oceva Williams at
Euell Wilson Center, 456-2917                                           

Catholic Charities

Contact: Megan Althea,, Refugee Service Volunteer Coordinator
Megan is heading the homework help of children of Fort Wayne on Mondays after school. Also, toiletries or usable school supplies can be organized by Saints!

Catholic Charities Student Advisory Committee- on hold 

Catholic Charities is looking for students who are passionate about creating social equality. Catholic Charities’ Student Advisory Committee is made up of four students from each Catholic high school. The committee’s purpose is to share the Catholic youth perspective on pressing social and emotional concern’s to the clinical staff. The committee will meet throughout the year and complete one service project that addresses their concerns. If interested, please contact Nicole Kurut at by September.

Tutoring grade school students
Contact person: Principal Dennis Wiegman
Phone number: 260-483-8214 
Location: Queen of Angels Catholic School Hours: especially after school, call ahead

Project READS (Reading, Early Assistance in Developing Skills) through Literacy Alliance
Tutoring children to develop their reading skills- sites throughout city.
Program runs from late September through late April.
Volunteers serve one hour per week at their site. Training provided.
It is suggested you sign up as a pair and work together so the child that needs assistance is never without a ‘buddy.’
Contact: website for applications, or call Ms. Deb Dutton at 260-423-6447 Extension: 2924. Contact Nikki, Service Coordinator to apply at 260-423-0008 or

Tutoring grade school students at Northwood Middle School
Tutoring middle school students with English and Math skills.
Contact person: Principal Lyndsey Baumgartner
Phone number: 260-467-2932 Location: Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road, across from Dwenger, then to media center
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00 to 4:00pm in school year- call ahead

Project Linus: an effort to make full size blankets that are donated to those in grief, illness as Hospice.
See Mrs. Yorke, in Pastoral Ministry. One blanket will be accepted, per semester, for 3 list hours. 

GiGi’s Playhouse: A Down Syndrome Achievement Center:
To assist clients in their programs as instructed by the Program Coordinator including literacy and math tutoring.                                                              Contact: see sign up on GiGi's website
Location: 6081 N. Clinton, 482-7529 Hours: 10-6 and various Saturdays
Within walking distance of Dwenger!  


“We must know how to suppress the self and how to emphasize the unity, the social nature of man...our own welfare is our brothers’ welfare; it is that of others, of all men.” Saint Pope John XXIII

 Parkview Hospital & Parkview North Hospital
They now ask all volunteers be 18 years old or more; see website

 Lutheran Hospital – on hold til confirmed
To provide service to patients and/or support for staff. Student strengths, interests, & availability are matched with hospital needs.
Students are required to work a minimum of 40 hours within 10 weeks.
Procedure: interview, application, two hour orientation each month (about 30minutes on location, 2hrs online), 2TB tests, 2 MMR document, drug tests, uniform ($9.25).
Location: 7950 W. Jefferson, on lower level, go to Volunteer Services
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

Veteran Affairs Norther IN Health Care System
Students will escort veterans, assemble hygiene kits, organize supplies, and host Soldiers’ Angels program by passing out coffee with gratitude.
Plan several weeks to prepare to volunteer with parental permission. Ages: 15 -18
Call Fort Wayne Campus: 260-460-1435 and ask for Shawn Hennings
Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00 pm.

American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana
Helps communities in emergency: To help with light office work, clean equipment, and help with special events and projects- call first
Phone number: 317-886-8508                                                               Location: 1212 E. California Rd., 46825
Hours: after school weekdays until 4:30pm; summer 8-4:30pm, no weekends

Heartland Hospice
Contact: Amy Kleinrichert  
Phone: 260-415-9734                                                                                     Email:
Students would be writing cards and making to patients, projects in the office for patients, make copies, birthday visits, help prepare for big events (Veteran's Day events, Memorial in December, etc.), calling patients, answering phones, and more. Close to school! Open throughout the summer.

Children’s Hope Hospitality House
To assist with light housekeeping, pantry cleaning, outside work, baking, painting -- call first to make appointment
Contact person:  Ms. Leah Smitley
Location: 7922 W. Jefferson Blvd., 46804: and 2510 E. DuPont Rd. Suite #105 (four guest rooms)
Phone: 260-459-8550
Hours: Monday thru Saturday hours until 4:30pm; must call in advance.             


Community Harvest Food Bank
Work in Community Cupboard sorting food, stocking shelves, distribution on Saturday. Also bagging produce, packing bags of food
Contact person: Mr. Adam Roby, Volunteer Manager, use to make appointment – go to volunteer, click to register, most use “Tillman Road Volunteer Crew”
Location: 999 E. Tillman Rd,
Hours: 8:30am-4pm., (Saturday 7:30am-10:30am. Must stay entire time on Saturday.)  

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen
Cut up vegetables and cleaning
Contact person: Mrs. Dee Kumfer, at her home, 260-422-4968 for weekday appointments ONLY in late summer for harvest.
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette, Mrs. Diane Day, 260-426-1217
Hours:For Weekend hours, please call Val Vondran at 260-450-5170
Weekend hours: 9am-12 pm Saturday; 9:00-12pm Sunday; taking appointments for 4 weeks in advance.

Associated Churches Food Bank - Volunteers welcome to help in our warehouse and our events! 602 E. Wayne St. 46802 , Help to sort and box various food items at the Associated Churches warehouse; National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive, second weekend of May, help needed at various Post Offices; Father’s Day 5K, Saturday, June 15 -  Currently looking for volunteers!  (Maybe a group would like to help with set/up, tear/down; sign up here                                                                                                               Hours: Monday through Thursday 8-3, Friday 8-12, call to schedule with friends                                                                                                           Contact person: Kelley Bawmann 260-422-3528 or to schedule. Website: for more details

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry
Location: 1312 S Hanna St. 46802
Contact: Mr. Greg Witte                                                                             Hours: Tuesday 9:30am-1:00pm, and Wednesday 9:30am to 1:00 pm  or call Mr. Witte at 260-450-3575
Help needed especially in the summer, please make appointment on line  or
In need of a peanut butter drive, & canned food drives!

 Franciscan Center                                                                                          Assist with Sack Lunch Ministry: preparing and distributing food to the poor and homeless; sorting, distributing food; individual neighborhood collections of toiletries, canned goods.
Dinner auction on Saturday, in Oct - call ahead to Franciscan Center;
Contact person: Tony Ley, cell: 260-710-3985                                         Phone number: 260-744-3977                                                             Location: 1015 Maple Grove, 46806;                                                         Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9-11; Sat 8-10am; summer Monday-Thursday 9-3pm.

Franciscan Center Thrift Shop:                                                                       Help to organize and sort donated items.
Location: 925 E Coliseum Blvd.  4430 Coldwater, and Getz and Jefferson  www.FranciscanCenterThriftShop...
Contact: the Thrift shop via website Do not come without appointment.

Breakpoint & Head Start  - on hold 
This agency provides quality preschool service to families. They are asking for help w/ office work as stuffing envelopes, filing and other clerical functions.  Also to help within the Head Start preschool program with preparation of bulletin boards, reading to children in the classroom and assisting teachers with preparing classroom materials. fjfjddjkfjkldajfkldjfkdjfkdjfkfdafdfdfdfdafdfdafdsafdsslffdf   Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm.fdsaklfjdsaklfjlasdjflsadjfjkdsljfdjfk   Contact: Deanna Backman, Ed Manager, 260-760-1616 or 260-420-2833, ext. 220. Check website for all six locations                                         Email: to schedule apt.
Location: 227 E. Washington

 Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Ft. Wayne, Inc.
Assist in sorting items, restocking, cleaning, & organizing. Work as a team is welcome. Call before you come.
Required: Need signed permission slip from Mustard Seed at time of service.
Contact: Tina, Donation Coordinator at
Phone number: 260-471-5802 Ext 103                                                  Location: 3636 Illinois Road (between Hillegas & Jefferson Blvd);     Hours: Monday - Friday 10am -4pm. Call for appointment. 

St. Peter’s Church Food Pantry – St. Vincent de Paul
518 De Wald
Contact: Julie Workmen email at           
Come help restock, organize and clean, or help collect household items for pantry or any of the St. Vincent de Paul organizations through many local parishes. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Thrift Store
Work in store to clean, sort donated items, move furniture, and hang clothing.
Contact: Mark at 260-456-3561 Extension 1; Hours: Saturday: 9-3pm; weekdays till 5pm.
Sign in book at desk; Location: 1600 South Calhoun Street, 46802

Hope Alive
House for women needs help with outside maintenance                   Contact: Dawn Etzel, Extension 104, or
Location: 1747 N Wells (across from the old ‘Y’ on Putnam and Wells) and 1805 N. Wells, 46808;                                                                                    Hours: call Monday through Thursday at 260-420-6100

ReStore for Habitat for Humanity
Hours: 10-6pm Monday- Saturday; closed Sunday
Contact: Andrea at 260-470-4200 Extension 2 Use, go to ‘Get Involved’, ‘ReStore Volunteer, and give personnel info to schedule yourself. MUST have appointment.
Location: 4747 Lima Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Salvation Army- 2001 N. Clinton Street
Red Kettle Campaign: students ringing bells on location (must be 18 years old to ring or 16 year old if you work in pairs) Call 260-744-2311 contact in October through December for ringing the bells or go to and pick times for 2 hour slot.
Call Jennifer Prichard for group work.                                                   Contact: Jennifer Prichard, Director of Community Engagement,
Summer: Tuesday/Thursday 12-2 help in food pantry, fill orders, sort, and bag food
Thanksgiving-Christmas Eve: Nursing Home Visits – groups of 5 to 8 students can deliver Christmas gifts to the nursing home residents and visit. Pick up prepared gifts from the Salvation Army in early November. In December: help with clothing and food organization each Saturday.

 Ave Marie House- on hold
A day program for the homeless. Students to assist with yard work, sorting, cleaning, & helping stock Easter shop & candy collection for St. Mary’s.
Contact: Mrs. Dottie Carpenter,                                                                 Phone: 260-424- 3355
Location: 432 Madison (across from St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen)

Treasure House and Charis House
Help to organize & clean donated items (work w/Rescue Ministry) at Treasure House in Pine Valley.                                                              Location: 5327 Coldwater Road
Contact: Mindy to schedule at 260-426-7357 extension 4
Location: Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm.
To help you must be 18 years old or with parent; go to website, then help, student or adult should register online as volunteer. Must be approved. Must have appointment.

Creative Women of the World
A retail store selling third world goods at fair trade prices.
Need help with sorting, stocking, etc.
Location: 125 West Wayne, 46802                                                           Contact: 260-267-9048 in office, or email Becky at


 Martin Luther King Montessori School, Inc.
*Work with preschool and Kindergarten students in classroom activities
Contact person: Mrs. Greta McKinny, Director or Lindsay Rorick, Director of Community & Family Engagement
Phone number: 260-423-4333
Location: 6001 S. Anthony, 46816
Hours: 9-11:30 am, Monday - Friday, target the days we have off that they’re in session.

Camp Red Cedar-
Work with children with diagnosed disability in camp & therapeutic horseback riding, lead a horse for a week long camp, group projects, and community garden work.
Contact: Cyndi Niezer, or Shelly, at 260-637-3608 to schedule –, download application, and then return to Red Cedar
Location: 3900 Hursh Road, 46845
Monday - Saturday. Hours vary. Orientation, criminal check, drug test and TB test. Must be 14 years old to serve.
Scheduling flexible, but must complete orientation, drug test & TB test, paid for by Red Cedar.  

 Erin’s House for Grieving Children
**Center for grieving children and their families. Facilitator (one year commitment): to help children in group discussions and activities dealing with grief. You must experience tour & interview for position. You must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to one year of service, a 22 hour bereavement training program and twice/month evening session from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Houseparent: serve pizza and drinks/monthly, 5:30-7:30pm.
Help babysit the children (2 years old and younger) who are not old enough to participate in our peer support groups. The time frame would be 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (pizza included) in September. We would prefer if they were able to commit to coming twice a month on the same night if possible. For example, the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. That way they would be working with the same children and families. But we are willing to work with their schedules too. We don’t have a lot of children that fall into this category, but it would be so nice to offer this service to the parents and guardians who are currently unable to go into their peer support groups because they need to watch the little ones. Requirements: Comfortable working with young children, ages two and under in a child friendly environment. Babysitting and Child Care Training with the American Red Cross would be a plus.
Call ahead!                                                                                                  Contact: Ellen, Volunteer Coordinator or email:
Phone number: 260-423-2466 X 106
Location: 5670 YMCA Park Dr., 46835

Cancer Services
**Students needed to help with summer camp for kids with cancer
(Camp WachaWannaDo). Assist w/arts, crafts, and various activities.
Contact: Program Director, call ahead Phone number: 260-609-3155,    Hours: 9am-6pm 
Location: Camp Potawatami, 7255 East 700 South, Wolcottville IN46795
Hours:  Use www. or email
Students especially needed for the art barn & must be 18 years old.  Overnight counselors must be 18 years old. Resident camp starts early June, 2024.

CRS, Catholic Relief Service, create a fundraising project- see Mrs. Hill

Vincent Village, a center for homeless families
Contact: Sarah Lance at
Assist with youth department 4-6pm from Vincent Village, and other projects on the grounds
Location: 2827 Holton Ave. 46806, near E Pontiac and S. Anthony, basement of Old St. Hyacinth Church.
Monday - Friday especially with the art projects on Wednesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm Fill out volunteer application and confidentiality statement and return by fax, email or mail. 

Timothy L Johnson Academy - on hold until confirmed
Location: old Village Woods School, near Luers, 4615 Werling, 46806
Contact: Ms. Dawn Starks, Principal, 260-441-8727
Tutor the children on Tuesday and /or Thursday with teachers in language and math.


The absence of personal fault for an evil does not absolve one from all responsibility. We must seek to resist and undo injustices we have not caused, lest we become bystanders who tacitly endorse evil and so share in guilt for it.” U.S. Bishops, ‘To Live in Christ Jesus’

 Pray the Rosary inside the BD Chapel
Contact: Mrs. Yorke in Pastoral Ministry
Hours: Thursdays 7:20a.m. For student led rosary followed by Saints for Life meeting in Campus Ministry.
Count Thursday visit for 1 hour if present for rosary and meeting.

Pro life Activities via Saints for Life   Plan activities to support Women’s Care as participation in the Live Nativity the first Sat of Dec 2022, Catholic Charities funding projects against human trafficking and more; see Mrs. Yorke in Pastoral Ministry.

Women's Care Center
Call in advance for babysitting needs.
Location: Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm at 4600 W Jefferson, 46804; Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm @ 921 W. Coliseum and at the Auburn location 260-333-7117, or email
Phone: Mrs. D. Ensley at 260-749-9087 to schedule
Phone at Coliseum: 260-483-8918; phone at Jefferson: 260-203-5476 Help needed especially in summer.


A walk may be counted for service if it does not fund embryonic stem cell research and funds those in need.

 1) Local March for Life: counts for two hours of service January one for rally, one for the March.

2) National March for Life w/ BDHS and the Diocese = 5 hours of service January.

Note: any complaints from chaperones results in a zero and inability to use that for service hours, see handbook H.

No one has the right to feel hopeless. There is too much to do.” Dorothy Day

Strides of Hope Walkathon Fundraiser for A Hope Center
See website for details, or call 260-422-3544
Location: 6401 St Joe Road, Register online, or at 8:30 on the day.

DSANI Annual Buddy Walk
Help enhance lives of people affected by Down’s syndrome, be an advocate
Walk 1.2 miles Registration opens online June- see website.

 Annual Formula for Life: Building an Orphanage in Haiti, 5K or other fundraising;
Call: Dr. Amy Obringer at 260-399-7700 x 8210
Help the students from St. Francis University provide hope, nutrition and education and a home for children of Haiti who have no parents- with collections. The walk/ run is held annually on the campus of the University of Francis in early spring:
A bike ride TBA or 5K on campus depends on season.

Friends of the Poor Walk                                                                                   Occurs in the fall, funds St. Vincent de Paul Society, go to website for more information.

 Live Nativity called Journey to Bethlehem
An enactment of the village of Bethlehem will take place the first Saturday of December 2025 on BD Campus. Students and student groups along with other parish groups are asked to sign up as different characters of the nativity scene, by dressing and playing the part. Free will offerings are given to Women’s Care Center. (See Mrs. Yorke or Mrs. Cochran).