If you're looking for a way to let your service shine on October 9th, check out some of these opportunities. Please contact the coordinator listed before showing up to the project!

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Price Hill Will


Rachel Hastings


Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sisters Charity of Cincinnati are partnering with Price Hill Will (Cincinati, Ohio)

4-6 persons needed to move boxes at 3724 St. Lawrence Ave.

6-8 persons needed for physical labor at 3724 Lawrence Ave (until 2 p.m.)

6-8 persons needed to assemble kits at 3301 Price Ave (until 2 p.m.)

Education & Advocacy


Sr. Christine Pratt

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon 

The Ursuline Sisters of Brown County are inviting the Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati and their Companions and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and their Associates to view a live stream presentation on Immigration.

There will be a speaker from the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center in Cincinnati and a DACA student. There will also be opportunities to write letters to legislators and to DACA students to support them.

Check here for the livestream on the day of event.

Death Penalty Abolition Week


Eileen Connelly, OSU

513.721.4700, ext. 3209

Saturday, October 9 coincides with the October 8-17 DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION WEEK for Ohio Faith Communities. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati lends its support of this effort of respect for life. 


We Franciscan Friars invite you to join us in a letter writing campaign to our Ohio Legislators urging them to support HB 183 and SB 103.


The most impactful way to communicate with your elected officials is a personal letter, hand written, if possible. It is much more likely that elected officials will personally review hand written letters more than emails and phone messages.

CLICK HERE for a Sample Letter

St. Leo the Great Parish


S. Tracy Kemme


Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.- noon

Sisters Charity of Cincinnati are partnering with St. Leo the Great Parish

12-15 adult volunteers needed for painting in the church and food pantry and perhaps organizing books and donations. 

Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless and Tender Mercies


St. Dominic Parish Office

St. Dominic Parish and School will be collecting items for Blessing Bags to donate to homeless shelters. We are asking each parishioner to bring in one of the suggested items which will be donated to Bethany House. School students will be bringing in items for Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless and Tender Mercies. The Student Council will be helping to assemble the bags.

Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub


S. Tracy Kemme


Saturday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Up to 20 volunteers of all ages (kids welcome with chaperone!) needed to sort recycling, organize shelves, box items up for shipping, and perhaps drive donations to other locations. (10 volunteers needed for each shift)

Celebrate Life Baby Shower - The Community of the Good Shepherd 


Anne S. Fialko


The Sanctity of Life Ministry will be hosting our annual CELEBRATE LIFE Baby Shower on October 9/10.  This shower helps women in difficult situations who choose life.  We will be distributing invitations with a list of suggested gift ideas the weekend of October 2/3 and receiving donations the weekend of October 9/10. Gifts will be taken to Elizabeth New Life Center located in Forest Park, Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center in Over the Rhine and Pregnancy Center East in Hyde Park.

Working in Neighborhoods


S. Whitney Schieltz


Saturday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sisters Charity of Cincinnati are partnering with Working in Neighborhoods

4-6 volunteers needed to assemble swag bags for Hall of Fame fundraiser and treat bags for Halloween program (indoors, seated, however needed to be able to climb steps to get into building).

6-10 volunteers needed for moderate-intensity outdoor yard work

Active Discipleship Day - Bellarmine Chapel


Tim Severyn

Director of Social Mission

Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Let your service shine!  October 9 is a day of service across the Archdiocese in celebration of 200 years since its founding. We will be coming together with St. Francis Xavier parish and Church of the Resurrection, Xavier University and St. Xavier High School, for our fourth Active Discipleship Day, a day of prayer, service, reflection, and fun. We will gather in the Arrupe Overlook of the Gallagher Student Center on Xavier’s Campus on Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m., go out to service sites across the community, and return to campus for lunch and reflection, wrapping up by 1 p.m.

Service Day at Harrison Township Civic Center & Harrison Community Center


St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish



St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish will be giving back to our community with service at the Harrison Twp. Civic Center and the Harrison Community Center and we need your help. WE NEED YOU!!! We will be assisting with pulling weeds, watering flowers, picking up trash and sweeping sidewalks and parking lots, etc. A representative from Parish Life will be on site at both locations to check you in, show you what needs to be done and provide light snacks, refreshments, and trash bags. This is a great opportunity to give back (and pick up service hours if needed). 

Coast to Coast Rosary Rally, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish


Parish Office

7820 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cincinnati are inviting others to attend their Coast to Coast Rosary Rally in the church.  Archbishop Schnurr, our seminarians and others from around the area will be in attendance praying for Mary’s intercession asking for a better day and a better world.  No registration necessary.

Fall and Winter Coats Collections


St. Teresa of Avila Church


October 6 - 9, 2021

As a collective school and parish, St. Teresa of Avila will be accepting new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, and socks to give to those in our community who need help staying warm through the Fall and Winter. Donations will be accepted in the undercroft of St. Teresa from 9 am to noon on Saturday, October 9 (the school will also be collecting Oct. 6-7-8). Coats will be distributed to SVDP, Mary Magdalene House, Catholic Charities, and Pregnancy Center West.  

Live the Good Opportunity at Tikkun Farm


Holly Schlaack


Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invite you to join Live the Good Volunteers at Tikkun Farm. At this 3.5 acre farm located in Mt. Healthy, we’ll be working on outdoor projects such as helping to plant a food forest and digging swales. These shallow ditches harvest rainwater for reuse. Indoor projects such as alpaca fiber washings, organizing and cleaning will be available as well.


Taste of Mission - Cincinnati


Heather Kaufman


Join the Comboni Missionaries at the Taste of Mission event on Sunday, October 10th from 1-5pm. 

Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, run booths and more!

St. William Church and School


St. William Parish Center

at 513-921-0247 x 4001

Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

St. William Church and School will be making lunches for St. Francis Seraph Ministries, to address hunger in our community. We are asking for food donations (bread, peanut butter, granola bars, fruit cups, water) to make healthy lunches for the homeless and hungry in our community. Collections can be dropped off in the boxes in the back of the church up to October 7th. The school and volunteers will help by packing the lunches in Father Reardon Hall that will be dropped off at St. Francis Seraph on Saturday so they can distribute the following Monday. 

Hygiene Kits Items Drive for children who are homeless


Sister Rita Sturwold, SNDdeN


September 24 - October 6, 2021

In partnership with Upspring, which serves Cincinnati area children who are homeless, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur will be assembling hygiene kits for boys and girls, ages 7 - 9.

If you wish to donate any of the following items, please drop off the items in a box provided in the entrance of Julie Hall / Province Office, 701 E. Columbia Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45215. Items requested are: toothpaste, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, dental floss, bar soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, personal hand sanitizer, mask, personal facial tissues.

Work Day at Casa De Paz - Cincinnati


Sr. Margie Niemer


The Oldenburg Franciscan Sisters are going to sponsor a Work Day at Casa de Paz on October 9th. We are inviting associates and friends to join us for four hours of housecleaning and planting. 

Parish Campus Project - Cincinnati


Mike Kleshock


513-753-5566, ext 105

Join St. Bernadette Parish in Amelia for a parish service day begins at 10am and concluding at 5pm with Mass. The parish will host a free meal as part of the afternoon as well as doing a variety of service projects in and around the area.

Gardening at Parish - Newport, KY


Sr. Leslie Keener, CDP



The Sisters of Divine Providence will be partnering with others to garden at Holy Spirit Parish in Newport, KY. They will work from 10am to 2pm with time for lunch and prayer. Please RSVP.

Cleaning Food Pantry - Cincinnati


Sr. Janet Schneider, CDP


Join the Sisters of Divine Providence and Members of Nativity of Our Lord parish to clean out the food pantry at Caring Place. They will meet at 9am in the parking lot of Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church (6312 Kennedy Ave in Cincinnati) and go together to the Caring Place to deep clean the food pantry! Please RSVP.

Drive by Giving Day


Terry Knappenberger

St Mary Hyde Park Parish and School

tknappenberger@ smshp.com

We are having a Drive by Giving Day for the Following Organizations:

  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

  • New Life Furniture Bank

  • Madisonville Emergency Assistance Center

  • Pregnancy Center East

  • St Vincent De Paul

  • Queen City Soup Kitchen

Friends and families drive through our parking lot from 10 am till 12 pm on October 9th, and drop off donations for each ministry. Tents are set up, volunteers help unload the cars and the donations pile up! It's a lot of fun for everyone.

Prepare and Serve Meals


Lora Krugh

Holy Rosary School

lkrugh@holyrosary school.us

On October 31st, 8th grade students will prepare and serve a meal at the Resource Outreach Center in St. Marys, Ohio.


Each Sunday, the ROC holds Brianna's Hope meeting for those suffering with addiction. Several years ago, Holy Rosary School took on the 5th Sunday of each month. We begin with prayer, serve food, and clean up afterward. 8th graders will purchase and prepare food, come that night for fellowship and serving others, and clean up as needed.

Bicentennial Bag-It!  - Anywhere

Members of St. Clare's parish in Cincinnati are inviting others to pick up litter in celebration of Laudato Si and the Bicentennial year. All info, including a form and place to submit a selfie is included in the attachment. They have a goal of collecting 200 bags of trash!

Clothing Item Collection - Cincinnati


Mary Jo Burns

513-398-3821, ext 3120

St. Susanna Parish and School are collecting items for men and women at Mary Magdalen House in Cincinnati. Items will be collected through the beginning of October and school children will fill bags for delivery. More info on the flyer here.

Matthew 25 Ministries - Cincinnati




St. Max is collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Ida. Items will be delivered to Matthew 25 Ministries in Cincinnati. Volunteers are need toed deliver donationes and to work a shift at the ministries. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C49A9AA2DA64-letyour

Give Back Day - Colerain Township Community


Ron Henlein


Saturday, October 9, 7:0 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Colerain Township Annual Give Back Day

Volunteer to help low income, elderly, people with a disability or veteran neighbors with basic home maintenance and repairs.

(Install handrails/grab bars, repair plumbing, repair steps/walks or major yard clean-up)

See the flyer attached for more information.

Sign up HERE.

Need Inspiration?


The following projects do not need additional volunteers but wanted to share their ideas with you!

Book Drive

Summit Country Day school grades 1-4 will donate books  and decorate bookmarks for students at  Corryville Catholic School.

Global Action

Catholic Central School in Springfield is planning to host a food packing event on Saturday, October 9 to benefit Lesotho Nutrition Initiative and pack meals to send to Lesotho. 

Pack Meals

Catholic Central School in Springfield will partner with Lesotho Nutrition to pack meals which will be distributed.

Blanket Making

St. Brigid in Xenia, St. Augustine in Jamestown, and St. Paul in Yellow Springs gather on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 am and knot-tie blankets and donate them to the Navajo Reservation in Tuba Arizona.

Puzzles Drive

Seton High School will be making Halloween themed inspirational puzzles for elementary students in need on October 11.

Serve Lunch

Holy Trinity Parish in Dayton will be partnering with House of Bread toe prepare and serve lunch to neighbors.


Church of the Incarnation will hold a clothing and food drive during Masses to support Good Shepherd Ministries in Dayton.

Food Distribution

Marianists ( Lay, Brothers, Sisters and Priests)  Day of Service at the Mission of Mary Farm in Dayton. 9 to noon; including prayer. 45-55 persons involved with cleaning up the gardens and distributing food. 


Fr. Thomas Flynn will be having mass and confessional hearing at the Warren County Correctional Facility

Various Projects

Mercy McAuley High School is highlighting organizations on their Mercy Day and will complete some school-wide service projects!

Assemble Items

Assumption Parish in Mount Healthy will be assembling 300 layettes for Elizabeth's New Life Center. Children will make cards.

Race Relations

18 University of Dayton students will participate in "Tolten to Ferguson", MO.  Race relations and service. October 6-10

Global Action

During advisories in October, St. Ursula Academy will have a monetary collection to support global non-profits working with refugees, specifically Afghanistan

Creation Care

Sacred Heart School's  Environmental Warriors Club will lead members in weeding, pruning and cleaning up the school's pollinator garden.


On Saturday, Oct. 9, students from Elder High School will be volunteering for a fundraiser for LoveQuest Children’s Foundation.

Park Clean Up

60 University of Dayton students involved in service projects in the city of Dayton on  Friday and Saturday, October 8 and  9

Do you have another idea? Is your school, parish, or small faith community doing something that others can help you with? Share your ideas here!

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