What will legacy be?
The 2020 Fall Ceili Leahy Day of Service is happening and going virtual! Our Student Planning Committee came up with an ingenious way for JM student-volunteers to safely serve members of our Fredericksburg community who are among the most isolated during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Day of Service Volunteers will write cards and letters, and send artwork and messages of love to hospice patients and residents of assisted living. Volunteers will also become pen pals with assisted living residents, and with elementary school students who will begin their school year remotely.
Volunteers will begin service after Labor Day and continue until at least October 17, our official Day of Service, though we are encouraging volunteers— especially pen pals— to continue service well beyond then.
This fall, our sponsors are helping us to provide stationary, stamps, and supplies for students to create their letters, cards, and artwork.
Day of Service
Each year we work with James Monroe High School to organize Day of Service events. We inspire, recruit and send volunteers to local nonprofit organizations that share Ceili’s values and purpose.
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.
Local businesses sponsor the Day of Service events. Sponsorship allows us to purchase supplies for service projects, refreshments for volunteers, and “Ceili Leahy Day of Service” tee shirts for all our volunteers— a visible reminder of Ceili’s passion for volunteerism and our commitment to community service. Because the Day of Service will be ‘virtual’ this fall, our sponsors will be helping us to provide stationary, stamps, and supplies for students to write their letters and cards to assisted living residents, hospice patients, and elementary school students.
So far our sponsors have included Rappahannock Development Group, Coleman Motor Company, Inc., White Oak Animal Hospital, Suzy Stone Century 21 Redwood, J. Brian’s Tap Room, Blackhawk Homes, LLC, and Fredericksburg Ballet Centre.