HPU to Host MLK Day of Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 14, 2019 In honor of Martin Luther King Day, community members can sign up to participate in 35 service projects organized by High Point University that will take place throughout the city on Jan. 21.

Community members are invited to join HPU students and faculty and can sign up to participate here. Registration closes Jan. 18.

This year’s service projects include children’s activities, food packing, community gardens, preparing and serving meals, landscaping, a teach-in and more. The projects will take place on HPU’s campus and at partner agencies throughout the city of High Point.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert. G. Culp Jr. director of service learning at HPU, says that this day comes with a reminder from Dr. King: “Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

“This year HPU faculty, staff and students will join with our community to educate ourselves and work with others to make a stronger High Point,” says Blosser. “Dr. King drew people into his fusion coalition because he cast a God-inspired vision of justice and equality. We still have work to do today, and HPU is committed to serving with our community to bring that dream to reality.’”

In 1994, Congress designated a federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”

HPU has taken that charge to heart by leading hundreds of volunteers in service to the city of High Point and surrounding areas each year. In 2018, more than 800 HPU students and faculty contributed 1,500 hours of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – part of the 110,000 hours of service the university contributes annually.

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