MLK Day of Service

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Join the Community Engagement Office and the Anderson Freeman Resource Center in a day of service and subsequent reflection dinner in memory of Martin Luther King Jr! Date of service: FRIDAY, January 22nd.

While MLK’s actions show us year-round that “justice is what love looks like in public” (Cornel West), a day of service reminds us how we can take daily action within our communities.

Please sign up to volunteer!

Volunteer groups will head out to:

image001HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), 2:30- 4:45 pm

The Addison County Food Shelf at HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) serves over 600 people a month with non-perishable, client selected groceries. Students will help process (peeling, cutting, and blanching carrots) for the food shelf’s needs. The processing will be done at Hannaford Career Center.

mini_logoElderly Services/Project Independence, 1-2:30 pm

Project Independence is a nationally recognized adult day center providing a closely supervised daytime home away from home for elderly adults whose independence has lessened due to chronic illness, disability, or very advanced age. Students will interact and converse with residents in a Google Earth activity.

College St. Children’s Center, 12:30-4:30 pm or earlier if the project is complete

Students will bake snacks for the Children Center’s use for the coming months.


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