Weekly Update: November 19 – December 1

Featured Events:

Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips Applications Deadline Extended
Applications for Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips are still being accepted and will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 27th.
Interviews will be conducted in the CCSJ November 27-30. You can sign up for an interview after you submit your online application by coming into the CCSJ (Harper 2067). Your $50 deposit will be accepted in the CCSJ on November 27th 9:00am – 4:30pm

Online application: https://www.blueq-surveys.creighton.edu/se.ashx?s=46BEEE7F16092DBB

 

Monday, November 19th
Service and Justice Opportunities
Boys & Girls Club of Council Bluffs Volunteers Needed
Boys & Girls Club of Council Bluffs is in need of volunteers to help prep for the Thanksgiving dinner for the children at the club any time after 3:00PM on Monday, November 19th. This is a great activity for a group or a family to help out for a short duration! No paperwork is necessary for this one-time activity and all volunteers would be supervised by the chef. Your time is appreciated. Please contact Rachel Schultz if you are interested at rachelschultz@lakincampus.org.

Wednesday, November 21st
Thanksgiving Feast for Students not able to go home
The annual Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, desserts, and plenty of good company will be served to CU students not able to make it home for Thanksgiving! Vegetarian dishes are also available. Over the years students have truly enjoyed and appreciated this feast! Sponsored by Creighton Campus Ministry, St. John’s Parish and the Jesuit Community. The dinner will take place from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Lower St. John’s Church.

Monday, November 26th
CRS Fair Trade Sale
Are you looking to get Holiday presents for your family, friends, and loved ones? Are you looking for fun, creative, and unique gifts? Then you should come Campus Ministry (located in Lower Swanson) November 26 – 30 between 9:00am and 4:30pm for the Justice and Peace Co-op’s Christmas Fair Trade Sale! Items include Scarves, bowls, jewelry, coffee, chocolate, decorations, and other items. Prices start at $5.

All of the gifts we are selling are made by low-income artisans from across the world who will be receiving a fair and just profit from the products we sell. Fair trade is a system that not only aims to pay fair wages to small artisans and farmers in developing countries, but also creates long-term, direct trading relationships with the communities in order to foster sustainable development.

For more information about the sale, please contact Kim Berberich: kimberlyberberich@creighton.edu. For more information on Fair Trade, visit Catholic Relief Service’s Fair Trade page: http://www.crsfairtrade.org/.

Faith and Pizza – An Inter-faith Dialogue
Stop by the Skutt Student Center, room 105, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bring some friends, have free pizza and some great discussion! Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Tuesday, November 27th
Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips Applications Due
Applications for Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips are still being accepted and will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 27th.
Interviews will be conducted in the CCSJ November 27-30. You can sign up for an interview after you submit your online application by coming into the CCSJ (Harper 2067).
Your $50 deposit will be accepted in the CCSJ on November 27th 9:00am – 4:30pm

Online application: https://www.blueq-surveys.creighton.edu/se.ashx?s=46BEEE7F16092DBB

Thursday, November 29th
Solidarity Lecture Series: Dr. Patricia Soto
The Solidarity Lecture Series is an opportunity for Creighton faculty to share research and work in areas of diversity and multiculturalism with the Creighton community throughout the academic year. We envision this lecture series as a forum for professors to share their research beyond their respective departments. The Solidarity Lecture Series has two goals: (1) Participants will gain knowledge and discuss issues of diversity and (2) Presenters will share current research in areas of social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism. This event will take place in Harper 3029 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. For more information or if you are a CU faculty member interested in participating please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at LRodriguez@creighton.edu.

Friday, November 30th
4th and LAST CHANCE for the Toilet Paper Drive By Collection
Toilet Paper is one of the most needed items in shelters. Please help us fill this need for the Siena/Francis House. Just drop off one or many packages of TP on your way to work from 7:30am-8:30am at Burt Street Next to Criss II Building. We will even come to your car and get your items. This drive is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Children’s Holiday Party Volunteers Needed
This is the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus children’s holiday party at Boys & Girls Club at 6:00pm serving all agencies on campus: American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, MICAH House and Heartland Family Service. We are also partnering with Creighton this year. We are in need of:
Sugar cookies, sugar cookie frosting and supplies and volunteers that want to help the kids decorate them
Craft activities: provide a craft for the kids to do at the party. In the past, volunteers have made ornaments, had a carnival game, and played games!
Please contact Rachel Schultz, campus coordinator at Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus, at (712) 323-4416 or rachelschultz@lakincampus.org if you are interested.

Saturday, December 1st
Do the Math
An important event called Do The Math, is being organized by the organization 350.org, and features author and activist Bill McKibben. “350.org” is an international campaign against climate change, and this event will be laying out the terrifying math of global warming — and the plan to try and stop it while we still have time. The Do the Math Tour is visiting 20 cities across America to kick off the campaigns to directly take on the fossil fuel industry. This event does require a ticket costing $10.00 and will take place at 7:00pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Joslyn Art Museum in Witherspoon Conference Hall.
Get your ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4534131710 Tickets cost $10.00.

2012 Christmas in the Village at 24th Street
Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake is a community holiday celebration presented by the Empowerment Network, OEDC, North Omaha Arts Alliance, Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, and City of Omaha in partnership with a number of other organizations. This year, Christmas in the Village takes place from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 24th and Lake Street. The event will span from Burdette to Ohio streets and will include an organization fair that will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with setup at 12:15 p.m. In anticipation for our momentous event, the community is invited to join us at the North Omaha Lighting Ceremony near 24th & Lake Street on Friday, November 23rd at 5:00 p.m. For the first time, 24th street will be lit from Burdette to Ohio for the entire holiday season! Mayor Jim Suttle will be on hand to give remarks along with other dignitaries.

The following are just a few “Planned Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Children and Adults” that we had last year and will duplicate and expand to have more festivities this year: Free Carriage Rides (1-6 pm only), Christmas Trees and Light Displays, Live Holiday Jazz and Gospel – Choirs, Gospel Artists and Carolers, Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies at various locations, Santa, Games, Crafts, Face Painting, Small gifts for Children, Live Holiday Jazz, Arts and Crafts Boutique, live Nativity Scene with live animals and more!

Should you have any questions or need clarification, please call our office at 402-502-5153 or email Symone Sanders at ssanders@empoweromaha.com.

“How to Survive a Plague” – World Aids Day Film Screening
Come see a FREE film, followed by FREE supper and discussion. The powerful new documentary, “HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE”, is about the courageous actions of a few early AIDS activists who helped to save millions of lives. They survived a plague. Now, we can help end the AIDS epidemic. This event will take place from 4-7pm at First United Methodist Church in room 112 located at 7020 Cass St., Omaha. Please use NE entrance. For more information please contact Frances Moore at fcmoore2@cox.net or 402-291-2113 or visit the following websites: www.results.org and www.surviveplague.com.

Upcoming Events:
Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus Volunteers Needed
(Day, Month, Date)
Greetings from the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus! Holidays are in full swing and not without many, many volunteer needs! Please contact Rachel Schultz, campus coordinator at Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus, at (712) 323-4416 or rachelschultz@lakincampus.org if you are interested in any opportunities. Please see the list below for our agency volunteer needs:

MICAH House
Month of December: Kitchen assistance is needed weeknights 5:00-7:00PM for dinner and weekends 11:00AM or 4:30PM. The shelter can take up to 4 volunteers in the kitchen at one time.

First week of December: Help the shelter families decorate their own Christmas trees for their rooms! This would need to be during the evening and would be a great project for a group or a family.

December 21st 2:00PM-5:00PM: Volunteers are needed to help the MICAH House staff with Christmas distribution for the families and children that are living in the shelter. Activities could include handing out gifts, taking photos, wrapping and organizing.

Ongoing: Administrative Assistance daily during the hours of 8:00AM and 10:00PM. Shifts are very flexible and can be at any duration.

Ongoing: Donation Drivers are needed to pick up donations that are critical to the shelter’s operations Monday and Friday 8:00AM-11:00AM. Fuel and van provided by the agency.

Boys & Girls Club
Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00PM Volunteers are needed to help kids with homework and participate in youth sports, crafts and educational activities. No experience required!

American Red Cross
Donations are needed for smoke detectors in homes that are identified in our community as high-risk surrounding the campus. Detectors will be installed by the Fire Department on Martin Luther King Day for a fire safety program hosted by our American Red Cross chapter.

Wish Lists
Boys & Girls Club: Children’s winter gloves, hats..etc. All ages and sizes. Games for all ages.

MICAH House: Canned fruit and vegetables, trash bags, salad dressing and mayonnaise, sugar, coffee, toilet paper, diapers, pillows, towels, new toys, spices, cereal, tuna and cooking oil.

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