Weekly Update: December 7-16

Featured Events:

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Creighton Center for Service and Justice wishes students good luck on their final projects and exams. We hope that this holiday season brings joy to your life and that you remain safe. Due to winter break, this is the last CCSJ Weekly Update email for 2012. Please look forward to new opportunities sent out next semester when the Weekly Update resumes on January 18, 2013.
Happy Holidays! – from the CCSJ staff

Events this week:
The Bucket Schlep is Omaha’s Sandy Recovery Project
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Baking Up Something Good for the Holidays
Justice for Our Neighbors Volunteers Needed

Events More than One Week Away:
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Adolescent Food and Friends
Two Rivers: Film and Discussion
Sustainability Council Meeting

Service and Justice Opportunities
Monday, December 10th
The Bucket Schlep is Omaha’s Sandy Recovery Project

While the Red Cross continues to feed thousands of families on the east coast and countless families are still without power, the greater Omaha community will gather supplies to help those in need. From Wednesday, November 28, 2012 through Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Omaha fire stations will collect donations to be sent to a distribution site, Tunnel to Towers, in Staten Island, NY. Cannon Ball Express of Omaha will deliver those items free of charge. To find your local fire station, please visit http://www.omaha-fire.org/.

Items to be collected are:
NO CLOTHING, NO CASH, NO LIQUIDS –

Cleaning Supplies:
Clorox WIPES(wipes only)
Mops
Large Shovels
Brooms
Buckets
Garbage Cans
Dust Masks
Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
Rubber Gloves
Work Gloves
Rags
Plastic Tarps

Toiletries:
New/IN PACKAGE Underwear-all sizes
Diapers
Feminine Hygiene Products
Toilet Paper
Bar Soap
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Floss
Band-Aids
Baby wipes

Pet Supplies:
Dog food
Cat food

Tunnel to Towers is a charitable organization that honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who died in 9/11, and all first responders. For more information on Tunnel to Towers, please visit http://www.tunneltotowers.org/. For more information on Cannon Ball Express, please visit http://www.cannonball-express.com/. And, don’t forget to like us on Facebook @ The Bucket Schlep.

Tuesday, December 11th
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Baking Up Something Good for the Holidays

Volunteers are needed to assist adults with disabilities in creating homemade holiday goodies to take home and share with their family and friends. Assistance with reading recipes, cutting, stirring, measuring, etc. is necessary! This event will take place from 5 – 7:45pm at the Ollie Webb Center, Inc. If interested contact Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Saturday, December 15th
Justice for Our Neighbors Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at Justice for Our Neighbors to greet immigrates to the legal clinic and gather all the necessary information to help the attorney accurately evaluate their immigration situation. Volunteer training for legal clinic will be taking place at 10am – noon at 24th and E in South O.

Upcoming Events:
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Adolescent Food and Friends
Monday, December 17th
Volunteers are needed to assist adolescents with cooking skills (e.g., reading recipes, cutting, stirring, measuring, etc.) and socialization. Your meal is provided! This event will take place from 5 – 8pm at the Ollie Webb Center, Inc. If interested contact Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Two Rivers: Film and Discussion
Monday, December 17th

“Two Rivers” documents the true story of a Native American Reconciliation group that began in a couple’s home in Northern Washington State. Within five years many more had joined, and together they launched social and political reconciliation initiatives that changed their community, and race relations across the Northwest. Although attempts at Native and European American reconciliation are not unheard of, until now they have typically failed to produce lasting social changes. Thus, “Two Rivers” appeals to both whites and Natives who want to learn more effective means for connecting and healing their wounds, as well as to any individuals or groups interested in understanding racism and divisions of all sorts. In addition, “Two Rivers” teaches important aspects of American history that are becoming increasingly unfamiliar to Native American youth, and even today are largely unknown to European Americans.

The film is 57 minutes long and please come prepared for discussion with facilitator: Ricardo Ariza The viewing will take place at 12:00 – 1:30pm in Harper Center in the Office of Multicultural Affairs Room 3006. Please review this site for more information: http://www.tworiversfilm.com/2riv_film.htm.

Sustainability Council Meeting
Friday, December 21st

The goal of our organization is to bring effective sustainability strategies to Creighton University, integrating this important movement into what we teach, how we live and work at the University and extending this to our daily lives. This event will take place at 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Alumni Library. To find out more go to http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability or find us on Facebook by searching for “Creighton Sustainability”.

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