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Governor's Scholars at Bellarmine Learn through Service

Jul 17, 2009

Organization: Habitat for Humanity

1631 Rowan St.

Contact: Susan Lawler (502) 637-6265

Description: Twelve scholars will assist in landscaping (planting grass seeds and shrubs, and mulching) to prepare for a house dedication ceremony of a newly finished Habitat for Humanity home. Participants also have a chance to tour the completed house.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organization: Ronald McDonald House

550 South First St.

Contact: Christina Johnson (502) 581-1416

Description: Eight scholars will help prepare breakfast for members staying at Ronald McDonald House. Mission of the Ronald McDonald House charities of Kentuckiana is to provide a "home away from home" for families of children receiving health care at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations that aid children.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Organization: Family Scholar House

806 East Chestnut St.

Contact: Josh English 502-484-8090

Description: Sixty scholars will participate in a variety of activities including sorting and organizing goods from storage, weeding and grooming the garden and sterilizing toys and the playground area. Family Scholar is a collaborative organization that provides housing to single mothers who are experiencing homelessness and supports them in obtaining a baccalaureate degree, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their children.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Organization: Old Louisville Restoration Group

1340 South Fourth St.

Contact: Herb Fink (502) 552-0399

Description: Scholars will help secure trees throughout the park by spreading mulch around the base so mowers cannot hit the trees. They also will help with other landscaping needs around the park.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Organization: Dare to Care

5803 Fern Valley Rd.

Contact: Pat Kenkle (502) 966-3821

Description: Twenty scholars will spend the morning sorting food for the homeless in the Dare to Care Food Bank warehouse. Dare to Care is Louisville's only community-wide emergency food provider.

Time: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Organization: Shawnee High School

4108 West Market St.

Contact: Keith Look (502) 485-8326

Description: Twenty scholars will help set up a computer lab, rearranging classroom furniture and general painting of the facility.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Organization: Wayside Christian Mission

432 East Jefferson St.

Contact: Christen Foxx (502) 742-9715

Description: Thirty scholars will clean the kitchen facilities at the East Jefferson campus and provide general maintenance/cleaning of the facility. Wayside Christian Mission provides a multitude of services for the Louisville area, including shelters for men and women.

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Organization: The Salvation Army/Center of Hope

831 South Brook St. Contact: Madelyn Anetrella in advance or Matt Yates on-site (502) 625-1173

Description: Twenty scholars will work in the Center of Hope kitchen, cleaning, preparing for dinner and helping with other asks as assigned that day, including cleaning and landscaping.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Organization: Louisville Metro Animal Services

Contact: Tami Harbolt-Bosco (502) 361-1318

Description: Twenty scholars will help with participate in a volunteer orientation and then assist with activities at the kennels. In addition to enforcing the Louisville Metro Animal Care and Control Ordinance, the center has a 10-person animal care staff that includes a veterinarian, two veterinary technicians, a veterinary assistant and two adoption coordinators.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Organization: Joe Creason Park

1297 Trevilian Way

Contact: Mike Slaton (502) 456-8156

Description: Twenty scholars will help mulch trees and apply stain to the exterior of the restroom building.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Organization: Chapel House/Christian Care Communities

945 Fifth St.

Contact: Mickie Modjeski (502) 560-5152

Description: Twenty scholars will socialize with residents of Chapel House and Friendship House, providing musical entertainment, painting fingernails, participating in board games and cleaning.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Organization: Cherokee Park

745 Cochran hill Rd.

Contact: Mike Slaton (502) 456-8156

Description: Twenty scholars will paint over graffiti at Big Rock pavilion in anticipation of upcoming repairs.

Time: 9:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Organization: New Directions Housing Organization

1000 East Liberty St.

Contact: Pam Stone (502) 719-7130

Description: Twenty scholars will paint the outside of a home for a senior citizen who has applied for help from the New Directions Housing Organization.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Organization: The Lord's Kitchen

2732 South Fifth St.

Contact: Vance Shelton (502) 387-2389

Description: Twenty scholars will help clean up from the breakfast meal that has been served, and help prepare the dinner meal.

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Organization: The Mattingly Center

1520 Baxter Ave.

Contact: Pat (502) 451-6200, ext 200

Description: Twenty scholars will performance general maintenance tasks at the site. In 1988, the Cerebral Palsy School Board of Directors opened the Mattingly Center for continuing Education in response to the overwhelming need for quality day programs for severely disabled individuals, many of whom are graduates of the Cerebral Palsy School. The day program emphasizes the building and strengthening of relationships, and helps each individual obtain their independent goals and desires of their right to a quality life of choice.

Time: 10:45 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m.