Mother of Hope Service Workshops provide unique, creative, service-based experiences for students of all ages. Workshops are offered at your school or parish during the months of October through April, are approximately 60-90 minutes in length, and accommodate groups of up to 25 students. Choose from one of the workshops below or request a Mother of Hope Camp staff member to come out to your school to read a story to your class.
For students in Catholic Diocesan schools and parishes, connections will be made between the students' workshop experiences and the Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy as they learn to act as ambassadors of God's mercy and stewards of His creation.
Grades Pre-K through 12: Biscuits of Companionship
The presence of a pet provides many with comfort and companionship. However, the abiity to afford life-saving veterinary care is frequently jeopardized by financial circumstances. During "Biscuits of Companionship" workshops, students will listen to a story about a boy and his dog as they engage in a charitable biscuit baking project, learn how to make nutritious dog biscuits, and then engage in a biscuit-making workshop of thier own. Biscuits made by the students will be taken back to MOH Camp to be baked and donated to animal hospitals and shelters to raise money to assist people with veterinary expenses for their pets. $75.00 workshop fee.
Grades Pre-K through 5: Quilts of Compassion
The gift of a quilt offers warmth, security, and comfort.During "Quilts of Compassion" workshops, students will listen to a story about a child who finds solace in the comfort of a handmade quilt, participate in a quilt making demonstration, and design a quilt to comfort a displaced child or aged individual. $125.00 workshop fee includes quilt making materials.
Grades 2 through 12: Partners of Mercy
More and more people are assisted each day by the work of credentialed pet assisted therapy teams who help to comfort those who suffer from physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges. During the "Partners of Mercy" workshops, students will meet a credentialed pet therapy team, learn how teams are trained, and experience firsthand the dignity of this merciful work. $75.00 workshop fee.
Grades Pre-K- 2: Read-Aloud Story
Values of stewardship and mercy are interwoven in so many wonderful children's stories. Invite a Mother of Hope staff member to visit and read a book on one of these topics aloud to your students. Free will donations to Mother of Hope Camp are kindly accepted for Read-Aloud visits.
If you would like to inquire about having Mother of Hope Camp come to your School or Parish for a workshop, please fill out the form below. Once your form is received, a staff member at Mother of Hope Camp will contact you to confirm the availability of the date requested.