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Community service hours are required for graduation from Cornerstone Academy. A total of 100 hours must be served during a student’s high school years and documentation turned in to the Guidance Office before graduation. Students may begin accruing community service hours the summer of the year in which they begin 9th grade and continue throughout their high school experience.

In order to verify hours a letter must be obtained from the adult in charge of the activity. The letter should contain the date, an overview of activities performed, the number of hours served, and the adult’s signature. This should be brought to the Cornerstone office for inclusion on the student’s transcript.

Volunteer work must be done for a non-profit entity, not an individual.

Below are some opportunities:

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank Contact: (352) 336-0839
761 NW 5th Street
Gainesville, FL (Behind car wash next to LA-Z-BOY Furniture)
Special instructions:
All students need to be accompanied by a parent the first couple of times.
Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday and Thursday.
Transportation by parent or student.
Current needs:
Stock bread shelves.
Hours are 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for this activity.
Prepare grocery items for distribution.

Christians Concerned for the Community
Contact: Ericson Frank (352) 371-1768
Current needs:
Delivering furniture to people in need.
Group projects of painting and minor repairs to houses of people in need.
Home visits to elderly people who are housebound.
Call for more information on currents needs.

Cornerstone Academy
Contact: Judy Jones (352) 378-9337
3401 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605

First Assembly of God Tutorial Program (BLAST)
Contact: Jason Mitchell, (352) 376-6992
2925 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Current needs:
Tutor children at Glen Springs Manor Apartments, 2130 NW 31st Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Call church for more information and times of ministry.

Gainesville Community Ministries
Contact: (352) 372-8162 (leave a message)
238 S.W. 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Special Instructions:
Middle school students must be accompanied be a parent the first couple of times.
Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Transportation by parent or student.
Current needs:
Food Area
Stock shelves.
Fill client’s orders.
Thrift Shop
Open Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ; Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jobs include folding and straightening clothes.
*Shifts for volunteers are usually either 9:00 AM to noon or noon to 2:45 PM.

Healthy Families
Contact: Ginny Bruzzese (352) 392-4491, ext. 247
Contact: Amanda Garrett (352) 392-4491, ext. 243
15 S.E. 1st Avenue
Gainesville, FL (first left off Main Street, next to “Harry’s” restaurant)
Needs:
Healthy Families is an organization that offers parental support and educational programs to “at-risk” families.
Its mission is to reduce and prevent child abuse in homes of needy, at-risk families. Volunteers are needed for office work, such as filing, copying or putting together activities that will be given to needy children. Volunteers are also needed several times a year to help with events, such as Community Fairs. Call for more information.

Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Contact: Suzann (352) 371-0838
3536 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Current Needs:
Answering telephone (can study between calls if you need to)
Making copies
Other office assignments
Hours: Tuesday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Grounds:
Policing grounds
General yard work
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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