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Service Opportunities

Service is an integral and vibrant part of the thematic park experience. Opportunities abound in Inspiration Junction. From things to bring from home to hands-on projects in the hall, there are numerous opportunities to be of service to others at NCYC.

Learn more about CRS' Helping HandsFeed the Hungry!

NCYC Participants Join a Massive Effort

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and their partners have created a fun and dynamic program that makes a real difference in the lives of people worldwide. In a special area of the thematic park a station will be created with all the needed ingredients to create 100,000 pre-packaged meals. All the meals packaged will be sent overseas to the hungry (after the conference, participants can even visit helpinghands.crs.org to track the meals they helped package!)

A massive effort requires a lot of organization, but all you have to do is register for a particular hour during the conference to help.

Other Things to Do or Bring

What to Bring

Attendees are may choose what they wish to contribute. All items should be brought to Inspiration Junction and left in the station noted.

St. Vincent de Paul - Wonder and Awe Station

  • Canned food
  • Non perishable items

ProLiteracy America and Indy Reads - Knowledge Station

  • Children's books
  • Books that families can read together

Beggars for the Poor - Wonder and Awe Station

  • Men's t-shirts
  • Men's underwear
  • Men's athletic socks

Jeans for Jesus - Courage Station

  • New and gently used jeans

Water Step Ministries - Understanding Station

  • New and gently used shoes - all sizes

What You Can Do

While exploring the station in Inspiration Junction you can participate directly in one or all of the following activities:

A Note About Locks of Love Participation

In order to schedule an appropriate number of professional stylists, individuals need to notify planners in advance of their intention to participate. In addition, to donate youth must bring a completed Locks of Love permission form. Email locksoflove@nfcym.org with your name, email address, and telephone so that planners can follow up with you.

Downloadable Flier

Download the PDF file containing the information shared on this page. Distribute it to those who are coming to NCYC as a reminder of how we can all help make a difference in our host community.

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