Wolves on the Prowl: Loyola's National Day of Community Service

Saturday, November 15, 2014

In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University New Orleans strives to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others. Each year, hundreds of alumni and students participate in Loyola's National Day of Community Service, Wolves on the Prowl. This year's event will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014Through our mission as a Jesuit Catholic university, we prepare our students to lead meaningful lives with and for others and to work for a more just world.  Wolves on the Prowl is a way for alumni to live out our mission by serving the communities they live in.

Alumni registration for Wolves on the Prowl is open. We will continue to update this page as chapter cities confirm their service site. For more information, contact Emily Stewart, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at 504-861-5870 or estewart@loyno.edu.

Planned and led by Loyola’s Office of Alumni Relations, Mission and Ministry, Student Goverment Assocation, and the Alumni Association Community Service committee, Wolves on the Prowl pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs throughout the country that need help.

Community Service Committee Co-Chairs for Wolves on the Prowl: Carol Magendie '84, M.R.E. '93 and Bea Forlano '04.



Wolves on the Prowl Chapters

Books for Africa- Warehouse
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 2971 Olympic Drive, Suite B, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Project Details: Volunteers will sort and pack books according to category and age level. Volunteers should wear pants and closed-toe shoes.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location:1625 Rutherford Ln, Austin, TX 78754
Time: 10:00 a.m. 

Project Details: Volunteers will assist Catholic Charities with a much needed clean-up and reorganization of the filing room. From Catholic Charities of Central Texas: "It is not the most glamorous of projects, but it will be a HUGE benefit to our programs." This project will also allow attendees to get to know each other. Please join us for a happy hour event after our time with Catholic Charities!

Central Florida - Orando 
Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: Women & Children’s Division located at 1525 West Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32805
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Project Details: Volunteers will be serving lunch. A tour of the facility will be provide before lunch is served, so plan to arrive at 11:15am. Volunteers should wear closed-toes shoes and long pants or jeans. The service site will provide gloves and hairnets. As volunteers arrive, you will go into the center building and Elizabeth Lynn from the Mission will meet you there.

Greater Chicago Food Depository (website)
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 4100 W Ann Lurie PL, Chicago, IL 60632
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Divinekinship, Inc.
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 521 Danieldale Rd., Duncanville, TX 75137

Project Details: Volunteers will assist Divinekinship with their first urban garden, prepping land and planting vegetables to help address food deserts in the southern sector of Dallas. Volunteers should bring gardening gloves, wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a friend & family, and be prepared to dig into soil for this awesome Wolves on the Prowl event. Afterward, we will do a post party at a nearby park.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 6260 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220


Project Details: Volunteers should wear comfy shoes and weather appropriate attire, as you will be outside. Volunteers will be distributing flyers about the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store throughout nearby neighborhoods. Afterwards, volunteers will be sorting donated clothes and household goods for resale in the store, cleaning and all volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring with them winter clothes, coats, books and household goods to donate that day. This is a perfect time to go through your closets and basements to help families in need.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 6700 Mt Carmel Dr, Houston, TX 77087
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Project Details: Volunteers will be doing jobs around the school ranging from gardening to organizing rooms and some painting. 

Kansas City
Ronald McDonald House (Longfellow) 
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Location: 2502 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Project Details: Volunteers will be decorating meals on wheels bags. Please bring your creativity and a desire to have some fun! There will be supplies to deorate the bags, but volunteers can bring other supplies. If you are able, please bring a wish list item for the Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers will meet at the Community Meeting Room at Ronald McDonald House Charities' Longfellow House. There are TWO Ronald McDonald Houses on Cherry, across the street from one another. The Longfellow building on the west side looks like an apartment complex and is green. The building is secured so please wait for someone to let you in. Parking: The parking lot is on the south side of the building or on the street.

Las Vegas 
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 480 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Following the service project, volunteers are invited to Lola's a Cajun/Creole restaurant. 

Project Details: Participants will join other volunteers in serving lunch to the homeless at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes and jeans, and should not wear shorts, tank tops, or skirts. Children ages 12+ are welcome but there must be 1 adult for every 3 children. You will be asked to wear a baseball hat or a hair net. 

New Orleans
KIPP Central City Primary School
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 2625 Thalia St, New Orleans, LA 70113
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Project Details: Volunteers will be helping with beautification projects around the school grounds. Alumni and students will be working together on a variety of projects for the school; from build benches and planters for the courtyard, to painting bathrooms and cataloging library books. There will be a project for all abilities! Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that can get dirty. Loyola students will register for this event through OrgSync. 

San Francisco 
Golden Gate National Parks
Date: Saturday, Novmeber 15, 2014
Location: Mori Point (Map and Directions)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Project Details: Volunteers will be helping to restore critical habitat by pulling invasive weeds and planting native plants. The Park Stewardship program works to restore and maintain priority parklands within the Golden Gate National Parks. Whether it be protecting an endangered species, restoring a historic feature, or improving a trail, community support is the key to ensuring the long term protection of these unique park sites. Work days include a combination of hands-on service and short natural or cultural history lessons. Volunteers under 18 must fill out and bring to the service day the Volunteer Services Agreement form. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothers, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (no shorts or sandals). Please bring a hat, water bottle (there will be water station), and wear sunscreen.


If you are not able to volunteer in person, but want to make a financial contribution to the Loyola Fund in support of community service opportunities, please click here.