20th Annual Day of Service: Sat., Nov. 2nd

You don’t need to be a member or have ever stepped in our doors to participate in our community and work!

Service opportunities across town for all ages and abilities! Have fun, meet new people, and go home tired knowing you’ve made a difference in our community!

  • Breakfast/sign in at 8:00am South Church at 41 Central St.
  • Projects are usually from (approximately) 9:00 -2:00pm or 12:00-3:00pm.
  • All are invited to dinner at 5:30pm at South Church.


Food Donations
  • Basic Food
    • Shelf Stable Milk (e.g. Parmelat)
    • Canned Beans, especially Pink Beans, Green Pigeon Peas, red, black, pinto beans
    • Canned Vegetables—All Kinds
    • Canned Fruit—All Kinds (preferably no added sugar)
    • Peanut Butter
    • Tuna
    • Canned Ham & Chicken
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Cereal—NOT sweetened
    • Rice—Goya, Canilla or Carolina—NOT Uncle Ben’s or Minute Rice
    • Pasta—All Kinds
  • Holiday Food
    • Stuffing Mix and/or Stuffing Ingredients
    • Cranberry Sauce and/or Cranberries
    • Gravy
    • Nuts and other holiday treats
    • Pie ingredients—Apples, Squash, Pumpkin, Pie Crust Mix, Evaporated Milk
    • Cake mix, bread mixes—corn, banana, cranberry, etc.
    • Baking supplies—Butter, Sugar, Flour
    • Festive drinks – Coffee, tea or sparkling cider
    • Holiday Paper products or other other table decorations
Infant Needs
  • Similac Advance formula—Powder in cans with light blue labels
  • Baby Food in jars or pouches
  • Baby cereal
  • Diapers—size 3,4, 5, 6
  • Baby wipes
  • Infant clothing and supplies new born through size 5T
Pine Needles

Save your pine needles!  If your neighborhood’s driveways and sidewalks are strewn with freshly fallen pine needles, don’t let them go to waste!  Fill a paper leaf bag (or two) and drop it off at South Church on Day of Service and the Giving Garden work crew will put them to good use mulching the blueberries planted last summer.  Pine cones, small twigs, and some regular leaves are fine to leave in the mix. Questions? mark.aude@gmail.com

Unused/Outgrown/Broken Bikes

The Board of World Service has hosted Bikes Not Bombs for many years as part of our annual Day of Service, and each year we have collected bikes, in some years as many as 118 bikes. Please consider dropping off your outgrown, broken, and unused bikes to the front of the church on November 2, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Bikes Not Bombs serves many purposes: Annually, they collect roughly 5000 bikes and used parts from supporters around Greater Boston and ship them to economic development projects in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In their Youth Programs, teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills, while earning a bike to keep for themselves. Their Bike Shop reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes, while employing many graduates of the programs. 

Your donated bikes should be free of rust. We do not accept scooters or tricycles, or electric assist bikes or exercise equipment. We are asked to request a voluntary donation of $20 per bike, to cover shipping expenses, since it costs BNB over $8000 to ship bikes overseas in a container. We provide tax deductible receipts for the bikes and shipping donation.