WAYS TO SERVE
CCS vouchers for new coats, shoes, and school uniforms are distributed to children in need through Dayton-area social service agencies and schools. Funding for this project comes from the Red Wagon luncheon, Clothe-a-Child banks, & grants.
DECA- Dayton Early College Academy
This non-traditional charter school offers volunteer opportunities including leading book groups, editing papers, serving as panelists for performance assessment and helping with school events.
Deca Prep, housed in the former Corpus Christi School, offers classes for K-6. Volunteers work 1 hour or more as “Bucket Buddies” with children one on one, seeing 1-3 children for an hour. Teachers fill a bucket with activities to use that continue to develop reading, writing, and math skills.
Erma’s house, a family visitation center, provides a safe place for children to visit their non-
custodial parent and a place to exchange children without parents interacting with one another.
The Glen at St. Joseph
This residential facility offers low income single mothers a safe place while they work to
better their own and their children’s lives. Volunteers can work in the child care center,
organize donated items in their “Glen Mart”, work the vegetable garden or help at various events.
Twice a year, CCS distributes basic necessities - such as blankets and clothes, to underprivileged newborn babies. Over 1500 layettes will be distributed this year through eight area social service agencies.
Maria Joseph Living Care Center
CCS ladies host a tea each September in this retirement home. In addition, volunteers
make monthly visits for craft programs or bingo and provide home-made desserts
or fruit the third Wednesday of the month for assisted-living residents.
10:00 – 11:15 am. Training is “on the job.” Children and grandchildren welcome!
Oak Tree Corner
A group setting offers an opportunity for children who have recently experienced a
death in their family to move through the healing process. Christ Child members
provide a pizza dinner once a month with pop, fresh vegetables and cookies before the session.
St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteers help to serve dinner to the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for
Women and Families and donate items at our general membership meetings.