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Hesburgh Month of Service

Service Project"The world always needs energy, imagination, concern,
idealism, dedication, commitment, service."

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus

Service is an integral part of the Notre Dame community and the Catholic faith. This spring, with friends, family and fellow Domers who share your compassion for those in need, join a service project sponsored by a local Notre Dame club.

If there is not a project in your area, you can still contribute to the "gift of service" for Fr. Ted. Complete your own act of service and submit the details to us. To learn more about how your club can get involved or to submit your personal gift of service for Fr. Ted, please contact Katie Rutledge ’04, the Alumni Association's service programs director, at (574) 631-6723 or

Share Service Project Photos

Show us what you and your fellow club members are up to during the Hesburgh Month of Service by sharing a photo. Your image will appear on the Alumni Association’s Facebook page, and we may feature it in upcoming publications. Here’s how you can share photos: 
  1. Download the free app LiveShare by Cooliris for iPhone or Android.
  2. Open the app and sign in.
  3. Search for "Hesburgh Month of Service."
  4. Upload your photos in the app.

2011 Service Recap

Over 4,300 people participated in the 2011 Hesburgh Month of Service. Notre Dame volunteers conducted 261 projects in 141 communities across the country. Here is a sampling of projects:

  • Birmingham, Alabama: volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity cleaning up debris after a tornado
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: volunteers packaged 50,000 individual meals for hungry children in Haiti
  • Colorado Springs: volunteers performed yard work and spring cleaning for seniors in need of assistance caring for their homes
  • Dallas, Texas: volunteers collected toiletries, signed Mother's Day cards and assembled gift bags for victims of domestic violence
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: volunteers sorted food into backpacks for distribution to children without enough to eat at home when school is not in session
  • Miami, Florida: volunteers prepared and served dinner to residents at a homeless shelter
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan: volunteers dug a vegetable garden for children living at a foster care facility to enjoy
  • Kokomo, Indiana:  volunteers installed cabinetry in the preschool classrooms at a Catholic school
  • Sacramento, California: volunteers sent 14 boxes of supplies, toys, and sports equipment to Notre Dame alumni serving in Iraq
  • Topeka, Kansas: volunteers sorted thousands of pounds of donations at a charity distributing clothing and household goods to those in need
  • Worcester, Massachusetts: volunteers renovated the homes of 8 low-income families with Rebuilding Together

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