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Thankful to ALL the volunteers who showed up to serve for the 2023 Ceili Leahy Senior Day of Service at James Monroe High School (JM) and helped to make our community stronger!
The 2023 Ceili Leahy Senior Day of Service was held on April 20th. Over 150 student volunteers from JM’s Class of 2023 completed 10 projects in the City of Fredericksburg! All the thanks goes to the student volunteers, adult volunteers from Fredericksburg City Public Schools and the community, the partner organizations they served, and to individual and business event sponsors. April 20th was such an impactful day of service in the City of Fredericksburg!
Consider making today and everyday a DAY OF SERVICE!
Day of Service
Each year we work with James Monroe High School to support Day of Service events. We help inspire, recruit and send volunteers to local nonprofit organizations that share Ceili’s values and purpose. For many, the Ceili Leahy Day of Service is the ‘spark’ to volunteerism, and for others it is another opportunity to do great things in their community.
Day of Service Inspirational Speakers
For each Day of Service, it has been a tradition to invite inspirational speakers to say a few words once all the volunteers have arrived at the meeting place and are preparing to serve. Through their spoken words the inspirational speakers reaffirm WHY the volunteers are participating in this event, give them the motivation to do their best, and launch the volunteers out to the various service projects that morning.
Our local News Director and Radio host, Ted Schubel, created a video of the 2022 Ceili Leahy Day of Service inspirational speakers. While each speaker brought their own messaging to the volunteers, it was a beautiful coincidence that each talked about the importance of showing up.
In the fall of 2022 Ted created a video of inspirational speakers over the years — here is the link to the video clip titled, “The Ceili Leahy Day of Service is this Saturday in Fredericksburg: It’s all about giving back.” https://youtu.be/F81A9mxC3-M.
Ms. Tammy Clark, Health/Physical Education Teacher, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Giving Tree Coordinator at JM, was the 2021 Ceili Leahy Day of Service inspirational speaker. Listen to her speech at the following link: https://youtu.be/Bx08ymKM1Q8. We are so thankful Ms. Clark could help inspire and motivate our volunteers to make a difference in the community on 9/11.
Whom we serve
We serve nonprofit organizations whose missions are consistent with Ceili’s values and passions, which included human rights and justice, the environment, and global sustainability. We also serve nonprofit organizations that provide help to families dealing with pediatric cancer and grief.
Thank you to all our sponsors, past and present, for supporting Ceili Leahy Day of Service events.
- Suzy Stone Century21 Redwood
- J. Brian’s Tap Room
- White Oak Animal Hospital
- Fredericksburg Ballet Centre
- Blackhawk Homes, LLC
- Rappahannock Development Group
- Coleman Motor Company, Inc.
- Bartlett Tree Experts
- Meadows Farms
- Arbor Care: Complete Tree Service, LLC
- Sally Harman FIELD Design, LLC
- Black Knight Technology, Inc.
Donations from sponsors cover the cost of supplies for service projects, refreshments for volunteers, and “Ceili Leahy Day of Service” tee shirts for volunteers—a visible reminder of Ceili’s passion for volunteerism and our commitment to community service.