• Ceili Leahy Day of Service on September 11, 2021, from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

    James Monroe High School (JM) and Stafford High School students will work together as volunteers for this event. Information about the organizations student volunteers will serve is below. Busses will depart SHS for JM at 7:30 AM.

    Read more about how James Monroe High School participates in the Ceili Leahy Day of Service on their website: https://jmhs.fxbgschools.us/community/ceili-leahy-day-of-service.

    Learn about Ceili Leahy and the impact the Ceili Leahy Day of Service has on the Fredericksburg community: https://clserviceproject.org/.

    Find all the information you need to participate including the permission slip and additional waivers here.

    Downtown Greens (downtowngreens.org
    Mission: To foster community involvement and growth by protecting and nurturing urban green space through collaborative environmental stewardship and experiential education. 
    Volunteers work in the Community Garden. Gloves will be provided, but if you have a pair, bring along. 

    Tree Fredericksburg (treefredericksburg.org
    Mission: Restore and maintain a vibrant urban forest in the City of Fredericksburg. 
    Volunteers plant trees in the City of Fredericksburg. For the Sept. 11th event, volunteers will plant shrubs around the  Fredericksburg Nationals (FredNats) Stadium. Tree Fredericksburg will start with a safety talk, and provide all equipment  (gloves, safety vests, safety goggles, shovels etc.). Student volunteers will be bused from JM to the FredNats Stadium, and return to JM. 

    Friends of the Rappahannock (riverfriends.org
    Mission: To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. 
    Volunteers take part in a river cleanup. The Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) selects paths and areas of the city and volunteers help make sidewalks, parks, and paths free of trash, big and small. Lots of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes. FOR will provide gloves, safety vests, pickers, and bags. 

    Loisann’s Hope House (loisannshopehouse.org)  
    Mission: To quickly move children and their families from homelessness to housing. 
    Volunteers spruce up the gardens (weed, plant fall flowers, & mulch) and decorate the Hope Houses for Halloween and  Thanksgiving (paint pumpkins & make decorations). 

    Fairy Godmother Project (fairygodmotherproject.org
    Mission: To ease the burden of day to day life for families facing all phases of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.  
    Volunteers assist with various projects and fundraising event preparations. 

    Mary Washington Grief Support Services @ Harbor House (griefsupport.mwhc.com
    Mission: To nurture individuals and families along their grief journey as they cope with the death of a loved one. 
    Volunteers prepare for the annual ‘Light Up a Life Illumination’ event, labeling and prepping luminarias. Other projects include helping with the Healing Garden (weeding & sprucing up) and sorting & cleaning the Teen Room. 

    Fredericksburg City Public Schools @ James Monroe High School (fxbgschools.us
    Mission: Fredericksburg City Public Schools will provide a quality education that assures opportunity and equity for each student.  
    Volunteers will care for & mulch the 100 plus trees (that were planted at past Day of Service events), help beautify the campus, and weatherproof the outdoor classroom (using paint brushes and wood sealer). Other projects in the works, so stay tuned! 

    Additional details: 

    • Permission slips for SHS students are available at the Counseling Center and Main Office. Families can fill out an electronic permission slip here (https://bit.ly/SHScldos). Permission slips are due by August 27, 2021. 
    • Students can be dropped off at SHS between 7:15 AM - 7:25 AM and picked up from SHS at 12:30 PM. 
    • All service projects are in the City of Fredericksburg. 
    • Students will walk to all services, except the Tree Fredericksburg project at FredNats Stadium. 
    • For safety purposes, all volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. 
    • All activities will conform to COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time of the event. The goal is for volunteers to stay safe but stay connected
    • Each student will need to complete a permission slip from their school in advance of the event. An additional liability agreement will need to be completed for those volunteering with Downtown Greens, Tree Fredericksburg, and Friends of the Rappahannock. The additional liability agreements can be found here.

    We hope you will spend this September 11, 2021 promoting student community service projects around Fredericksburg. 

    If you have any questions regarding this event, please email Natasha Neagle at neaglene@staffordschools.net