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Mission 100

Mission 100

Thank you to all who participated in Mission 100 during our 100th year in 2016.  We appreciate your stories of service within the Kansas City community and beyond.  Please browse through our Mission 100 blog to read and see more stories.  

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Where should I do my service?

Where should I do my service?

Feel free to complete your service with any agencies or organizations that you would like to work with. For those who live in Kansas City, you will receive a list of agencies in the Kansas City area that are always looking for volunteers.

What kinds of work are considered community service?

What kinds of work are considered community service?

Any work you do with your community that is volunteer and not remunerated in any way, can be considered service. Our aim is to be in relationship with communities. Anything from coaching children in sports to working on boards for non-profit organizations can be considered service for the purpose of Mission 100.

How will I be expected to keep track of my service?

How will I be expected to keep track of my service?

It is our hope that you will keep a log of the hours you serve for your personal record to keep you on track to complete this challenge. We will not ask for this record though you are welcome to share it with us and we would be glad to have it. What we do ask is that you let us know when you have completed the challenge of serving 100 hours. You may finish the challenge at any time in the year. The only thing we will ask from you is to help us share some pictures and stories through the year about the service we are doing all over the community, and for alums and others, all over the country.

How can I share my stories and pictures?

How can I share my stories and pictures?

A Facebook group has been created where you can share your pictures and stories immediately. If do not have a Facebook, please share your photos and stories with Dave Armstrong at

What happens when I complete the challenge?

What happens when I complete the challenge?

You will be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge on our website and invited to a Mission 100 celebration. But don’t stop there. If you complete more than 100 hours of service we will add those to the total number of hours completed within this challenge.

What happens if I cannot complete the challenge for any reason?

What happens if I cannot complete the challenge for any reason?

You will receive our gratitude for your effort and be encouraged to continue to serve the dear neighbor without distinction.

Dear Neighbor Day 2016

Need service hours? Sign up for Dear Neighbor Day!


Are you looking for more ways to serve the dear neighbor? Sign up for the Third Annual Dear Neighbor Day and serve alongside your Avila peers at one of Avila's partner service sites. Dear Neighbor Day hours are good towards your Mission 100 goals. Sign up today!

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