DAY OF SERVICE WITH BOSSIER SCHOOLS

NONPROFITS, SUBMIT YOUR NEED!

In 2020, we focused on socially distanced collection drives due to COVID-19 restrictions. This gave us the chance to include younger students that usually are unable to safely participate in hands-on volunteer projects. Entire schools and student organizations alike signed up to give back.

Curious about the impact?

Thanks to the efforts of Bossier Schools’ students, parents, faculty, and staff, more than 10,000 essential items valued at more than $16,000 in economic support were collected for local nonprofits during 2020’s Month of Service. In 2019, in-person projects saved nonprofits nearly $20,000 in labor costs. You can read more about these experiences by visiting our blog.

This year, Day of Service with Bossier Schools will be a hybrid approach. The initiative will allow both collection drives and in-person projects, with precautions in place to prevent COVID-19. Teams will begin collecting items the week before Day of Service on Saturday, October 23. In-person projects and inventories will tentatively take place from 9:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

We are planning for donations to be ready for pick-up during our first-ever Day of Service wrap-up party at the Bossier Schools Educational Service Center, which will feature food trucks, mini-golf, and games on-site. We will announce the Most Spirited Team award winners during this time and thank all who have participated.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. We can discuss logistics, project ideas, and so on. Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Harper, via volunteer@unitedwaynwla.org or 318-606-6601.

Whether you are a Day of Service veteran or this is your first year to participate, we thank you for your dedication to serving our community. #BossierLivesUnited

The deadline to submit a need for Bossier Day of Service is September 17, 2021.

DAY OF SERVICE – UPCOMING DATES

Bossier Day of Service | October 23, 2021

Nonprofit Submission Form Due: September 17

All Teams Paired: October 8

Team Captain Meeting: October 20

Caddo Day of Service | November 6, 2021

Nonprofit Submission Form: September 14 – 27

All Teams Paired: October 21

Team Captain Meeting: November 4