Volunteers will be working at St. Margaret of Scotland School on Chicago's South Side. We will be doing a variety of activities: painting, cleaning, landscaping, organizing, and more. Breakfast will be provided and for those interested, we will do lunch afterwards in the area.
Below is the pertinent information for the day:
Where: St. Margaret of Scotland School (9833 S. Throop St.)
What: Painting, cleaning, landscaping, organizing, sorting and more
Wear: Clothes you can get dirty
Why: Spend three hours and help make a difference in one of the 93 inner-city schools Big Shoulders supports. Plus, have an opportunity to learn more about the Big Shoulders Fund, how you can get more involved and meet new people.
Breakfast will be provided and for all those who are interested, you are invited to lunch in the neighborhood after.
Ages: Families are welcome. Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate. Children under age 15 must be supervised by an adult. Max 3 Children per adult
ABOUT THE BIG SHOULDERS FUND
The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. Currently they serve nearly 25,000 students in 93 inner-city schools. Eighty percent of students are ethnic minorities, 32 percent are not Catholic, and 58 percent live in poverty. Since 1986, Big Shoulders has raised over $172 million to fund scholarships, operating grants, facility improvements, instructional equipment, and special education programs. The impact of these investments is remarkable; in areas where academic achievement is low, 96 percent of students attending Big Shoulders schools graduate from high school and 87 percent go on to attend college. 100 percent of all contributions go directly to the children and schools.
Over two years ago Big Shoulders formed their Auxiliary Board to engage active and altruistic young professionals who not only fundraise, but volunteer in the schools as mentors, tutors, coaches and school board members, and outreach to the community to spread the word about the Big Shoulders Fund through events and relationship development. The group has a growing membership of over 125 individuals. More information about the Big Shoulders Fund, the Auxiliary Board and additional volunteer opportunities can be found at www.bigshouldersfund.org.
Vice President of Community Service - Chicago Booth Alumni Club