Hundreds Gather for University-Wide Community Service Day
On Saturday morning, April 14, an estimated 400 students, faculty, alumni and friends of Avila University, 119th and Wornall Rd., will mobilize to serve the community with various outreach organizations across the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Known as “Dear Neighbor Day,” this annual event encourages young people in the community to give back and further the university’s mission of ‘serving the dear neighbor without distinction,’ and is part of the 140,000 community service learning hours Avila students complete every year.
The day will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Avila University Pavilion with a prayer and send-off. Teams will then depart for multiple sites, including food pantries, home repair, and yard work. The event concludes back at Avila at 1:00 p.m.
- Hope Faith Ministries, 705 Virginia Ave.,
- Nourish KC Community Kitchen, 750 Paseo Blvd., KCMO
- Jerusalem Farm, 520 Garfield Ave., KCMO
- Cherith Brook, 3308 E 12th, KCMO
- Uplift, 1516 Prospect, KCMO
- Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, KCMO
- Community LINC, 4012 Troost, KCMO
- St. James Parish, 39th & Harrison, KCMO
- Bridging the Gap, 5331 South Benton, KCMO
- Journey House, 2918 Tracy Ave., KCMO
- Sanctuary of Hope, 2601 Ridge Ave., KCKS
- Cultivate KC, 200 Richmond Ave., KCKS
- L’Arche Heartland, 8137 Santa Fe Dr., OPKS
- Villa Ventura, 12100 Wornall Rd., KCMO
- Bridging the Gap, 1331 E. Bannister Rd., KCMO
- Bridging the Gap, 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., KCMO
- Boys Hope Girls Hope, 7700 Wedd St., OPKS
- St. Sabina Community Garden, 100 Trevis Ave., Belton, MO