In 2011, a group of Lasallian Volunteers and Bro. Ed Phelan, FSC, rode their bikes from Oregon-New Jersey to raise money for their organization and to bring awareness to poverty and social justice issues. Lasallian Volunteers are 20 something's who spend a year or two after college serving in a Lasallian ministry, namely schools. LV's are similar to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Americorps, etc.
The bike ride raised over $100,000 and was made into a short film called "LV's Ride." On the Thursday of Catholic Schools Week, students came into Campus Ministry to watch the film and to learn a bit about the Lasallian mission. Our hope is that the students are inspired to perhaps do something similar after college (service work that is, not necessarily a cross country bike ride!). I told them they have the rest of their lives to work and that if the opportunity to spend a year or two in service presents itself, they should jump at it!
You can watch the film below if you're interested: