Martin Luther King Day of Service - No Classes
While there are no classes on this day, our students and families will be busy helping in the community.
ASPA's Community Outreach Committee is pleased to offer multiple options for service activities for MLK Day. We hope that you will all have fun while helping others and getting to know members of our ASCA family!
Please keep in mind, you are not limited to these activities; feel free to create and complete your own act of service in your home or neighborhood. For example, you may choose to help a neighbor with chores or shovel their snow, write a letter to senior citizen or active-duty military personnel, and/or volunteer with your family at an organization close to your heart.
The community service activity can be completed any time during the month of January to allow families to complete community service opportunities in a way that works for them. We encourage you to find an activity that matches your passion and participate wholeheartedly
Card Making for St. Elizabeth Seton's Caring Cards Ministry & Advocate Hospice
Location: ASCA Cafeteria
Description: ASCA families make uplifting and prayerful cards for parishioners and/or their loved ones who are chronically ill, elderly/lonely, or recently widowed. Cards will be sent monthly and all information is kept confidential. Our goal is 125 Valentine’s Day cards and 125 Spring-themed cards for Caring Cards Ministry. We will also be creating 100 Birthday cards for Advocate Hospice. Be creative and have fun while bringing JOY to others in our community! All ages are welcome.
Session 1: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Session 2: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Session 3: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c45abab2fa7fb6-mlkday1
West Suburban Community Pantry
Location: 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Suite 118
Woodridge, IL 60517
The Kids Make a Difference volunteer program provides educational opportunities for youth and their families to get involved in the work of the Pantry through age-appropriate volunteerism. Participants learn about the Pantry’s mission, operations, and the impact of food accessibility through fast-paced, hands-on projects. Please note: children must be at least 8 years of age or older to participate.Limited spots are available for this event.
Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C45ABAB2FA7FB6-mlkday2
Feed My Starving Children
Location: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Saturday January 14th 9:00am-10:45am (25 spots reserved)
Sign-up here: http://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=KLN56M
Join code: KLN56M
Saturday January 14th 11:30-1:15pm (75 spots reserved)
Sign-up here: http://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=Z6B05V
Join code: Z6B05V
Monday January 16th 9:00am-10:45am (75 spots reserved)
Sign-up here: http://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=171202
Join code: 171202
Monday January 16th 11:30-1:15pm (75 spots reserved)
Sign-up here: http://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=Z6B058
Join code: Z6B058
Monday January 16th 2:00-3:45pm (50 spots reserved)
Sign-up here: http://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=73VB03
Join code: 73VB03
Volunteer Age Guidelines
• Please follow this student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer:
o For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in our packing area (sorry, no exceptions)
o Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult*
o Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
o Grades 7-12: 4 students to 1 adult
Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*We recommend that groups of youth be third grade or older.
FMSC staff members reserve the right to amend volunteer scheduling.
To ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and the food we pack, please do not come to our facility to volunteer if you have new or unexplained symptoms indicative of contagious illness or food-borne diseases (excluding conditions related to seasonal allergies or known non-contagious medical conditions):
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore Throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
To comply with FDA requirements and remove all opportunity for foreign objects to fall into our life-saving meals (which could cause choking, tooth breakage and more), FMSC volunteers must remove all jewelry and/or accessories before packing.
For more information about FMSC's jewelry policy, please click here.