Building Community Through Service

"Very courageous souls are needed for the service of the good God."- St. Julie Billiart

MISSION

To create a community of volunteers who, through service, share in the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur values and mission spirituality.

VISION

A robust and thriving community of volunteers who work alongside the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to proclaim by our lives more than our words that God is good. In the spirit of St. Julie Billiart and rooted in the core values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we honor the inherent dignity of each person and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world. Together, we build community wherever we are, and cultivate friendships centered in God and hearts as wide as the world.

Welcome to Live The Good, a path volunteers and Sisters walk side-by-side to make known God’s goodness. Together, we put our faith into action.

Live The Good provides opportunities for all people to experience the gift of service and the joy of working alongside the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and others who share their values. Each service opportunity includes discussion and reflection on the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur mission spirituality and the gifts inherent in making God’s goodness known.

We warmly welcome you to join a Live The Good Opportunity and experience faith in action. Questions? Please reach out to Holly Schlaack, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at [email protected] or 513-761-7636 ext. 8111.

Be well. Do good.


Holly Schlaack 
Director of Volunteer Engagement
[email protected]
513-761-7636 ext. 8111

Future Events:

Monday, June 10, 2024. Freestore Foodbank. REGISTER.

Past Events:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Queen City Book Bank. 

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9-11 a.m. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. 

Friday, March 15, 2024, 9 - 11 a.m. Tikkun Farm. 

Live The Good Blog

On behalf of Queen City Book Bank, we are collecting new or gently used book donations (age pre-K through 6th grade). They are especially in need of books that include diverse characters and experiences.

Live The Good volunteers at Tikkun Farm

Live The Good is unique. It’s not just a program: it’s a space where the world seems smaller and kinder, where strangers become friends, and where we join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in making known God’s goodness. In the process, we deepen our connection to what we cannot see but can feel.

“I believe the sharing of flowers brings joy and creates hope.” Dan Druffel, Druffel Gardens Dan Druffel knows that the gift of fresh-cut flowers sparks joy. A retired landscaper, Dan turned his attention to doing just this through his non-profit, Druffel Gardens.

Picture of girls sitting around the table reaching for beads to make rosaries

I was seven years old and staring at the clock, willing the hands to move forward when they seemed to have stopped entirely. My grandparents had come to town and brought with them the practice of saying the rosary every night before bed. Their fingers lingered patiently on each bead as they recited one “Hail Mary” after another. My little fingers haphazardly danced around my rosary while I wished they would speed it up. Judging from the looks on the faces of my five older brothers and sisters, they seemed to agree.

Group picture of Live The Good volunteers at the Healing Center Springdale Ohio

We Go Where We're Needed

February 20, 2023

Our group of 20 Live The Good volunteers arrived at the Healing Center in Springdale on a cold and windy January morning. Affiliated with Vineyard Church, the Healing Center provides services to help people meet their practical, social, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

January 26, 2023

A large box from West Bengal, India was on its way to my office. It appeared days before Christmas when a winter storm kept most of us at home. Somehow, the box kept moving forward.

With you, we change lives

With the support of generous friends like you, we are able to continue our mission of educating and taking a stand with those in poverty— especially women and children.

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