Service Project Ideas & Resources during COVID-19
If your teen has an idea as to something that could be done but is unsure if it would qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.
Bring joy to others
- Adopt a local Nursing Home and write cards to share caring words.
- Lead a family rosary.
Show support and appreciation for those who are helping us
Write a Thank You note:
- the trash collectors
- the postal workers
- the local firehouse
- the local police station
- the grocery store workers
- your teacher(s)
- the nurses, doctors, and janitors at the hospitals – Here are some addresses of specific hospitals
- the Director of the CDC, Dr. Robert Redfield, who is a Catholic
- Address: Dr. Robert Redfield, MD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027)
Provide help to those who are food-insecure
- Make sandwiches and deliver them to the St. Francis Table at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
- DEAM (Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry) is accepting food donations from 9 am-noon on Wednesdays. To see the most needed items visit their website.
- DEAM is located at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Entrance on Sycamore Place) 515 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, Georgia 30030 Leave under the canopy (even if the table is unmanned) and they will retrieve the items.
- St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) food pantries & thrift are accepting food & clothing donations. To find locations, what is most needed and for more information about donation times, visit their website.
Feed healthcare workers
- Mercy Care, the Catholic healthcare organization for the homeless and under-insured here in Atlanta, needs meal kits and masks for its street medicine teams. There is a PDF with instructions on their website. The organizer, Nicole Smith (Nicole D. Smith <NSmith2@mercyatlanta.org>), shared
- “We have a growing and urgent need for meal kits. Many of the food resources for the homeless have closed so our Street Medicine team’s monthly demand has doubled. … All donations can be dropped off at Mercy Care Chamblee – 5134 Peachtree Road, Chamblee GA 30341. There is a drop box at the back door open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.”
Help make masks for the Emory healthcare community
For instructions on how to make masks and how to deliver them to Emory University Hospital, please visit their website.