MLK Jr. Day of Service
Monday Project: "Crafting for the Community"
Monday, January 20th 10-11:30am or 2-4pm. Kirkhof Center (room tbd)
Please check back in December for registration.
Students, faculty, staff and community members will come together to engage in a wide variety of “up-cycling” crafts. Up-cycling is turning used items into something else, which eliminates waste by keeping items out of landfills. Examples include turning pillowcases into dresses, weaving plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats, making gloves out of old sweaters and turning used flannel into diapers. The “up-cycled” items will be donated to local shelters, healthcare organizations and direct service non-profits.
We ask that you please plan on staying for the entire length of the project. This activity is open to children who are 5 and up, however all children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Walk-ins will be accepted pending available space.
Saturday Day of Service
Please watch for registration to open in December, 2013.
Saturday January 25th 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM downtown Loosemore Auditorium.
Transportation and Lunch will be provided at no cost.
National Day of Service where volunteers across America serve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. GVSU's service project is coordinated by the CSLC and the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate students about the Civil Rights movement as well as inspire them to serve their communities in the spirit of social change. Faculty, Staff, and Students will be serving at multiple work sites around Grand Rapids and Allendale. Please check back for more details.
Students needing special accommodations to participate should email Laura Murnen within one week of the event. Please email Laura at email@example.com if you need accommodations.
Please visit www.gvsu.edu/mlk to visit the full calendar of MLK Celebration activities.
Previous MLK Days
Winter 2013: A Day of Service Celebrating food justice issues.
100 students gathered on January 26, 2013 to provide a day of service to the local community of Grand Rapids. The Day of Service finished off a week of events commemorating MLK Jr.
100 students attended the event which began at 9:00am. After service in the morning, Louis Moore - Assistant Professor of History at GVSU, provided the group with an inspirational message which helped to connect the service that the students were doing to the bigger picture of creating change through grassroots efforts.
Students worked at organizations such as: Feeding America, and Comprenew Environmental. Students sorted food and helped recylce electronics.
The 2013 Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week was made possible through a colloboration between the Inclusion and Equity Division and the Community Service Learning Center
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