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Community-wide enrollment runs from December 11th – 20th and from January 3rd – 11th.

 

Service Projects for January 15, 2018

Food & Clothing Pantry Clean-Up [Closed]

Hand to Hand Food Pantry
2103 Penny Rd.
High Point, NC 27265

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

5-9 Volunteers Needed

This project is a pantry clean-up. Volunteers will remove pantry food from shelves and wipe down the shelving. Food will then be restocked. Volunteers will also remove the clothing from racks, clean the racks and finally re-rack clothing items.

Leader: Ms. Dean
Email: pinkey@northstate.net
Phone: 336.454.2523
Fairview Garden Work

Fairview Elementary School Garden
709 Washington Street, High Point NC 27260

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

10-20 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will assist in the construction of an infinity path. This will include clearing a bed and placing a path in the shape of an infinity. Other garden work needed include painting garden signs and picnic benches.

Leader: Imani Lane
Email: imani.lane@foodcorps.org
Phone: 240.602.4388
World Relief Office Campus Clean-Up Workday

World Relief
155 Northpoint Ave
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m

20 Volunteers Needed

This project will help World Relief clean and organize their office and property. Volunteers will clean World Relief fleet vehicles, rake leaves, clean offices and more!

Leader: Tafie Webb
Email: twebb@wr.org
Phone: 336.887.9007
World Relief Community Garden Workday

615 Everett Lane
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m

20-30 Volunteers Needed

This project will help World Relief get their community garden ready for spring panting. Volunteers will help weed the plots, build raised beds, mulch, till fill beds with dirt and clean up the garden.

Leader: Sandy Paige
Email: spaige@wr.org
Phone: 336.887.9007
World Relief Donation Warehouse Workday

607 Grimes St
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

20 Volunteers Needed

This project will help World Relief get their donation warehouse ready for new refugee arrivals. Volunteers will help organize donations, move furniture, clean donated toys and more!

Leader: Joe Hancock
Email: jhancock@wr.org
Phone: 336.887.9007
Serving Dinner at Open Door Ministries [Closed]

Open Door Ministries
400 N Centennial St
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 4:00-7:30pm

2-4 Volunteers

Volunteers will assist the HUP Civitan Club with serving dinner at Open Door Ministries. Two volunteers will cook from 4-6pm and four volunteers will serve from 5:45-7:30pm.

Contact: Kayla Jones
Email: jones414@highpoint.edu
Food Pantry Organization/ Soup Serving [Closed]

Hope Church
2800 Westchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm

7-15 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be split between serving soup to those who are in need, and cleaning, organizing and restocking the Second Harvest Food Bank at Hope Church.

Leader: Saundra Reece
Email: info@hopeforthetriad.com
Phone: 336.906.3309
Food Recovery Network- All Campus Dining Recovery [Closed]

Wanek Center Kitchens, Cafe, Grille & Diner

Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m

15 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will work together to bag donated foods from HPU Dining from dining locations all over HPU's campus from the Wanek Center to the Cafe! All food will then be transported to our donation locations.

Leader: Michaela Mucha
Email: mucham14@highpoint.edu
Phone: 443.876.2636
PCH MLK Day Crafts and Bingo [Closed]

Piedmont Christian Home

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

10-20 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will come and work with the residents for two hours. One hour is dedicated to crafts and the other will be for bingo.

Leader: Joseph Farabee
Email: jfarabee@piedmonthome.com
Education & Toy Giveaway [Closed]

2301 S Main St
High Point, NC 27263

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

20 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will sort educational material, books, toys, etc. and put them on tables for after-school and tutoring programs to access for free.

Leader: John T. Langdon
Email:johntlangdon@gmail.com
Phone: 336.803.0376
Heal Our Heroes Project Clean-up

1500 Bridges Dr
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 9:00-11:30am

50 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will assist Heal Our Heroes to clean up the veteran center. This includes the dorm area, dining hall and performing some outside work.

Leader: Bob Uber
Email: healourheros@gmail.com
Phone: 336.430.8414
Blessing Bags for High Point's Homeless [Closed]

Cottrell Hall Ballroom

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

50 Volunteers Needed

United Apparel will lead volunteers in packing 1500 bags filled with toiletries. These toiletries will be distributed to various organizations in High Point that aid homeless veterans. Veteran Affairs, the mayor and local news stations will be present.

Leader: Alisha Richardson (Office of Student Success)
Email: arichard@highpoint.edu
Phone: 336.842.9449
Alpha Delta Theta Self Defense Class & Fundraiser

HPU Campus

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

30 Participants

Alpha Delta Theta will be hosting a self-defense class to support battered women in the area. This event is donation based and the proceeds of the event will go to the Carpenter House Shelter which provides assistance to women in domestic violence situations.

Leader: Mackenzie McCarthy
Email: mmccarth@highpoint.edu
Phone:704.960.9072
Kappa Delta Food Drive [Closed]

Open Door Ministries of High Point
400 N Centennial St
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

16 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will purchase and donate food to a local soup kitchen.

Leader: Ruby Lou Taylor
Email: rtaylor2@highpoint.edu
Phone: 717.490.2298
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

West End Ministries
903 English Rd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

5-8 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be doing a deep cleaning of the kitchen West End Ministries uses for their community meals as well as the walk in refrigerator used for their food pantry needs.

Leader: Brad Bowers
Email: bjbowers111@gmail.com
Phone: 336.884.1105
Organize, Organize, Organize with West End Ministries!

West End Ministries
903 English Rd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

4-6 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will organize one of West End Ministries' storage rooms. Everything in the room will be taken out put into bins with lids and labeled, then stacked back into the room in an orderly manner.

Contact: Brad Bowers
Email: bjbowers111@gmail.com
Phone: 336.884.1105 ext 430
Gardening with Rankin Memorial Mission UMC

Rankin Memorial Mission UMC(RMMUMC)
314 Barker Avenue
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

15 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be assisting with the garden of Rankin Memorial Mission UMC. This includes weeding garden beds and trimming bushes and trees.

Leader: Pastor Keith Edwards
Email: pastorkeithe@gmail.com
Phone: 336.250.0020
Various Projects with Ward Street Mission UMC

Ward Street Mission UMC (WSMUMC)

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

25 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will assist with various projects on the grounds of Ward Street Mission UMC. This includes weeding garden beds, putting mulch in flower beds and on the playground, trimming bushes and trees and waterproofing a wheelchair ramp. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to work in the food pantry and clothes closet, pressure wash tables in the Fellowship Hall and clean kitchen appliances including the stove, refrigerator and freezer.

Leader: Pastor Keith Edwards
Email: pastorkeithe@gmail.com
Phone: 336.250.0020
Redecorate Restrooms of Welborn Academy of Science & Technology and Food/ Clothing Pantry Organization & Clean Up [Closed]

Welborn Academy of Science & Technology
1710 McGuinn Dr.
High Point, NC 27265

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

30 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will transform 4 of the school restrooms by re-painting the walls and stalls with inspirational quotes and statements, as well as adding other beautification décor elements to the mirrors, walls, and etc. A light lunch will be served at the end of the event for all volunteers.

Contact: Raven Jefferson
Phone: 336.819.2880
Email: jefferr@gcsnc.com
Cleaning up the Greenway [Closed]

Time: 10:00-11:30am

50 Volunteers
Volunteers will be cleaning up the Green Way, picking up trash along the running bike path.
Demolition for Expansion

D-UP Inc.
613 Washington St.
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00am-2:00 p.m.

20 Volunteers Needed

The existing structure on D-UP's property is being demolished for renovation and expansion. Volunteers will be helping with property clean up in preparation for construction to begin.

Leader: Jakki Davis
Email: jdavis@itstime2dup.com
Phone: 336.383.6048
Middle School Leadership Workshop [Closed]

The Artz at the Ritz Theater
709 Washington St.
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

10 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will work in a workshop with middle school students of Washington Street Enrichment Program and their friends to help them gain awareness of others and learn how to contribute to their community.

Leader: Jakki Davis
Email: jdavis@itstime2dup.com
Phone: 336.383.6048
Arts and Craft with Carson Stout Club [Closed]

Carson Stout Club
1900 Fern Ave
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

5 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will partner with the Carson Stout Boys & Girls Club to help club members with arts and crafts projects.

Leader: Faith Lowe
Email: faith@hpclubs.org
Phone: 336.812.7993
Arts and Craft with Southside Club

Southside Club
401 Taylor Ave
High Point, NC 27260

Time: TBD

5 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will partner with the Southside Boys & Girls Club to help club members with arts and crafts projects.

Leader: Faith Lowe
Email: faith@hpclubs.org
Phone: 336.812.7993
Arts and Craft with Ward Street Club [Closed]

Ward Street Club
1619 W Ward Ave
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

5 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will partner with the Ward Street Boys & Girls Club to help club members with arts and crafts projects.

Leader: Faith Lowe
Email: faith@hpclubs.org
Phone: 336.812.7993
Arts and Craft with West End Club

West End Club
903 English Rd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: TBD

5 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will partner with the West End Boys & Girls Club to help club members with arts and crafts projects.

Leader: Faith Lowe
Email: faith@hpclubs.org
Phone: 336.812.7993
Southside Community Garden Spring Preparation Work Day

506 Vail Avenue
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

10 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will partner with Southside Community Garden to clean grass and weeds out of and around the garden beds. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you can get dirty.

Leader: Johnny Horne
Email: kodeeeee99@yahoo.com
Phone: 336.889.8751
Garden Weed & Seed

401 Lake Avenue
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

20-35 Volunteers

Volunteers will pull weeds from last year's crop and remove from area. They will also place new mulch in walkways.

Contact: Dell McCormick
Phone: 336.883.0300
Email: mccormick.pridell@gmail.com
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Clean-Up Day [Closed]

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point
121 SW Cloverleaf Place
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

6 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will help with the cleaning and organization of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

Leader: Hannah Joyce
Email: hannah.joyce@uss.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 336.881.5436
Planting in the Greenhouse

1300 Pershing Street
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

15 Volunteers Needed

From the Ground Up is kicking off their Winter growing season. Join them to plant tomato transplants and lettuce hydroponics in their greenhouse located on one of their urban farms.

Leader: Victoria Hensley
Email: growinghighpoint@gmail.com
Phone: 336.848.1516
The Outreach Program- Food Packing [Closed]

Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 9:00-11:30am

100 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will work with The Outreach Program in order to package meals that will later be distributed to local community organizations.

Leader: Ava Anderson
Email: aanders1@highpoint.edu
The Outreach Program- Set Up [Closed]

Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 8:00-9:00am

10 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will help The Outreach Program set up for their meal packaging event.

Leader: Ava Anderson
Email: aanders1@highpoint.edu
The Outreach Program- Breakdown/ Clean-Up [Closed]

Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

10 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will help The Outreach Program breakdown and clean-up following their meal packaging event.

Leader: Ava Anderson
Email: aanders1@highpoint.edu

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the MLK Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Read more about the MLK Day of Service at MLKDay.gov.

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