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Thank you to the over 600 people who committed 1,500 hours of service for the 2016 MLK Day of Service. You can see all the projects that were completed below:

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please read through the project descriptions below, then click the Volunteer button. Community-wide enrollment will run from December 11 – 18 and from January 6 – 13.

 

Volunteer Registration is now closed.

 

volunteer-buttonThe Hartley YMCA is happy to offer childcare for children ages 6 months – 8th grade to all volunteers free of charge between 8:15 AM and 4:00 PM. You will be prompted in the registration link to indicate whether or not you would like to take advantage of these opportunities.

We will not be providing box lunches this year. Sorry.

 

Service Projects for January 18, 2016

YMCA Field Day [Closed]

Hartley YMCA
150 W Hartley Dr.
High Point, NC 27265

Time 12:30-4:30 PM
20 volunteers needed

Volunteers will host a full day of physical activities for students. Activities range from football work, dodgeball, Zumba, and basketball. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to play!

Leader: Joshua Caudle
Contact: caudlj14@highpoint.edu
Project Thanksgiving [Closed]

Tables in Slane and Wanek Center

Time: 11AM-4PM
7 volunteers needed

In respect to the men and women who come to work everyday to serve college students, this project is to give back to them. Volunteers will host the tables so students can come write a thank you note to High Point University’s staff.

Leader: GR Dulac
Contact: gdulac@highpoint.edu
Walk to Win Over Cancer (Volunteer Registration) [Closed]

Location: Slane Track

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
20 volunteers needed

ADT will host a walk/run event around the Slane Track to raise money to support the NC family of Grace White. Grace is a 6 year old with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), also known as a brain tumor.

Leader:Kaitlyn Wright
Contact: wrighk13@highpoint.edu
Walk to Win Over Cancer (WALKER REGISTRATION) [Closed]

Location: Slane Track

Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Participation is open to ALL

ADT will host a walk/run event around the Slane Track to raise money to support the NC family of Grace White. Grace is a 6 year old with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), also known as a brain tumor. There will be a registration fee of $15 at the door on the day of the event. The payment can be on HPU passports, cash, or check.

Leader:Kaitlyn Wright
Contact: wrighk13@highpoint.edu
Cedar St. Garden Project [Closed]

Corner of Cedar St. and Cumberland Pl
High Point, NC 27262

Time 12:30-4:30 PM
10 volunteers needed

Volunteers will help clear and prepare this land in the Washington St. neighborhood for a community garden.

Contact: Sarah Purnell
Phone: 336. 471. 9185
Human Relations Walkway

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
Meet in the front of the Penn Building
825 Washington Street
High Point NC 27260

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
12 volunteers

The PGSA Human Relations organization is creating a walkway inscribed with human relations quotes to bridge a gap between diverse populations with the goal of unity. Volunteers are needed to dig the holes for the walkway and assist the Human Relations organization paint the blocks.

Leader: Dana Lyles and Christine Albright
Email: lylesd@gcsnc.com and albrigc2@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336-819-2870
§ All supplies provided
Spruce Up Day in Dinner Theatre [Closed]

High Point Arts Council/
Centennial Station Arts Center
121 S. Centennial Street
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
3 volunteers needed

Spruce up day in theatre includes painting stage floor and other projects. Dress for Mess!

Leader: Debbie B. Lumpkins
Email: dlumpkins@highpointarts.org
Phone Number: 336-889-2787 ext. 22
Raised flower/garden box
[Full -- Project Closed]

Pennybyrn at Maryfield Retirement Community
Congdon House Patio at Pennybyrn at Maryfield
109 Penny Rd
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3 volunteers needed

Help raise wooden garden box on legs to about chest high or waist high so people in wheelchairs can reach it. Also line it with landscaping cloth.

Leader: April Turner
Email: aturner@pbmccrc.org
Phone Number: 336-821-6544
Brown Bag Lunches [Closed]

Dr. Hall’s House
For House address, contact Dr. Hall at dhall@highpoint.edu

January 17, 2015 6:00-7:30PM
5 volunteers needed

The HPU Civitan club is going to package lunches for Open Door Ministries. We will make a standard meal including 2 sandwiches, chips, cookies, and a drink. We will then give the lunches out to those that are in need in the community.

Leader: Keirsten Ketcham
Contact: Ketchk14@highpoint.edu
World Relief Community Garden Workday [Closed]

Everett Lane (English to Kennedy to Everett), in a neighborhood and parking on the road

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
35 volunteers needed

Begin preparing the plot of land for a community garden: picking up trash, raking and clearing brush, possible building of retaining wall. Please bring water bottle and clothes that can get dirty.

Leader: Sandy Paige
Email: spaige@wr.org
Phone Number: 336-327-8187
World Relief Pharmacy Trip [Closed]

Meet at World Relief
155 Northpoint Ave
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5 volunteers needed

Take a refugee family to a pharmacy. Introduce them to products available (over - the - counter) and how to compare prices. Volunteers should be patient and open to working with refugees with little to no English-speaking skills.

Volunteers will need to provide transportation for themselves and the refugees.

Leader: Sandy Paige
Email: spaige@wr.org
Phone Number: 336-327-8187
World Relief Grocery Shopping Trip [Closed]

Meet at World Relief
155 Northpoint Ave
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5 volunteers needed

Take a refugee family to the grocery store. Show them the fresh, frozen and canned items, compare prices and go down every aisle and explain what is on it. This is an informational trip only, unless the refugees have their food stamp card and want to make purchases themselves.Volunteers should be patient and open to working with refugees with little to no English-speaking skills.

Volunteers will need to provide transportation for themselves and the refugees.

Leader: Sandy Paige
Email: spaige@wr.org
Phone Number: 336-327-8187
School Beautification [Closed]


Communities in Schools at Ferndale Middle School
701 Ferndale Blvd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6 volunteers needed

Beautification of the main office/staff’s lounge to include a coat or two of paint to brighten the school environment for visitors and staff

Leader: Vernon Hall
Email: hallv@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336. 442. 2945 (cell)
Beautifying Michelle’s Garden


Communities in Schools at Montlieu Academy of Technology
1105 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262
Upper backyard of school

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12 volunteers needed

The garden was designed to honor our 1st lady Michelle Obama’s hopes and dreams that our schools will eat healthy. We have produced fruits and veggies and would like to continue by removing the weeds that have overtaken our garden. Bring any garden tools you have (hoe, clippers, gloves, etc.)

Leader: Marsha C. Erwin
Email: erwinm2@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336-819-2910 or 336-906-5226
PNAC Projects [Closed]

Artz at the Ritz Theater
711 Washington Street
High Point, NC

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10 volunteers needed

We will beautify the interior of the building focusing on prepping and painting the walls and transforming sound boards into portable bulletin boards to easily identify PNAC’s four educational centers including Physical Activity, Nutrition, Academics, and Character Development.

Leader: Jakki Davis
Email: jdavis@itstime2dup.com
Phone Number: 336-383-6048
PGSA Greenhouse Revitalization Project

PGSA Greenhouse
Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
825 Washington St.
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8 volunteers needed

PGSA is revitalizing the school’s greenhouse in hopes of growing spices and plants in the spring. The greenhouse needs to be cleaned to make it usable. Revitalization includes cleaning the debris from the greenhouse, and cleaning the greenhouse with soap, water, and brushes with handles.

Leader: Dana Lyles
Email: lylesd@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336-819-2870
West End Community Garden Build [Closed]

West End Ministries
903 English Road
High Point, NC

Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
15 volunteers needed

Assemble raised beds and prepare for planting.

Leader: Dara Ferris
Email: daraferris@gmail.com
Phone Number: 336.687.6441
Re-purpose rooms in Community Center [Closed]

West End Ministries
903 English Road
High Point, NC

Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
15 volunteers needed

Pack and move clothes to thrift store area, move sewing room and chapel.

Leader: Chris Gillespie
Email: chris.westendministries@gmail.com
Phone Number: 336-884-1105
HPU Gardening [Closed]

High Point University
833 Montlieu Ave.
High Point, NC 27268
Meet at: The Kiosk in David Hayworth Park
Across from Norcross Hall

12:30 PM-4:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will help beautify the grounds of our university by planting flowers in some of the gardens on campus.

Leader: Jon Roethling
Contact:jroethli@highpoint.edu
Landscape Natural Area [Closed]

Harris House at West End Ministries
903 English Road
High Point, NC

Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
12 volunteers needed

Remove debris from overgrown area and bundle for city curbside pick-up. Bring any garden tools you have (i.e., rakes, shovels, gloves, yard waste bags, hedge clippers, etc.).

Leader: Brad Bowers
Email: bjbowers111@gmail.com
Phone Number: 336.884.1105
Leslie’s House Women’s Shelter [Closed]

Leslie's House
851 English Road
High Point, NC

Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
5 volunteers needed

Organizing supplies in Leslie's house and moving supplies from community center to Leslie' House.

Leader: Dana Bentley
Email: dana.westendministries@gmail.com
Phone Number: 336.884.1039
Bus Clean-up

High Point Christian Academy
800 Phillips Ave
High Point NC

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

HPCA maintains 3 large and 4 mini buses for field trips and athletics. They need cleaning inside and out.

Leader: Ralph Cumblidge
Email: rcumblidge@hpcacougars.org
Phone Number: 336.841.8702
Art Camp; Crafts Activity [Closed]

Boys & Girls Club of Greater High Point and Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point
Southside Club
401 Taylor Ave
High Point, NC

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3 volunteers

Each club will hold a Arts Camp; Crafts activity based on MLK Jr. life. Some will be painting pictures and others making clay models of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Leader: Tasha McKeever
Phone: 336-889-3446
Art Camp; Crafts Activity [Closed]

Boys & Girls of Greater High Point and Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point
Ward St Club
1619 W. Ward St
High Point, NC

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3 volunteers

Each club will hold a Arts Camp; Crafts activity based on MLK Jr. life. Some will be painting pictures and others making clay models of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Leader: Daryl Moore
Phone: 336-987-0596 cell
Phone: 336-886-8219
Art Camp; Crafts Activity [Closed]

Boys & Girls of Greater High Point and Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point
Carson Stout Club
1900 Fern Ave
High Point, NC

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3 volunteers

The students will be reading essays they wrote about MLK

Leader: Danny MacDonald
Phone: 336.884.4318
Art Camp; Crafts Activity [Closed]

Boys & Girls of Greater High Point and Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point
West End Club
903 English Rd
High Point, NC

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3 volunteers

Each club will hold a Arts Camp; Crafts activity based on MLK Jr. life. Some will be painting pictures and others making clay models of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Leader: Mary Cook
Phone: 336-886-5170
School Courtyard Panel Painting

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
Meet in the school courtyard
825 Washington Street
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
20 volunteers

Penn-Griffin is redesigning the courtyard and is need of the panels being painted in the courtyard behind the proposed stage area. Volunteers will follow the design blueprints to paint the panels of the courtyard.

Name: Dana Lyles and Linda Willard
Email: lylesd@gcsnc.com and willarl@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336-819-2870
§ All supplies provided
Greenway and Parks Clean-up

Meet at the Greenway by Farriss
and the entrance to HPU (park in parking lot across from the baseball stadium)

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
20 volunteers
All supplies provided

Volunteers will clean up an area of the City’s Greenway and surrounding park areas.

Name: Josh Urban
Email: josh.urban@highpointnc.gov
Phone: 336.912.2732
Weedin' and Seedin' in the Garden

Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Ave
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10 AM-2 PM
15 volunteers needed

We will clean up and prepare the Mosaic Community Garden at Macedonia Family Resource Center in preparation for spring planting. Come dressed to work in the dirt!

Leader: Jasmyn Alexander
Contact: alexaj14@highpoint.edu
Homeless Care Kit packing [Closed]

HPU Community Center (Old JC Penney’s in Oak Hollow Mall)
921 Eastchester Drive
High Point NC 27262

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
25 volunteers

Join the United Way of Greater High Point’s African American Initiative to pack care kits for the homeless in our community. Travel-sized toiletries are welcomed but not required for participation.

Leader: Latoya Bullock
Email: Latoya.Bullock@unitedwayhp.org
Phone: 336.883.4127 (Main Line)
Phone: 336.899.0879 (Direct Line)
Meals of Hope #1 [Closed]

Slane Gym Floor

Time: 10:30 AM - Noon
40 volunteers

This event provides a chance to help pack some 20,000 meals that will be distributed to food pantries in the Greater High Point Area. As #1 in the US for food hardship, our local community needs your help. This is a great service activity if you only have a few hours to spare on MLK Day. And it can be a good activity to share with the whole family (you are welcome to bring middle and high school children to volunteer with you).

Leaders: HPU's Food Recovery Network, Bonner Program, and Student Success Coaches
Email: bindev10@highpoint.edu
Meals of Hope #2 [Closed]

Slane Gym Floor

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
40 volunteers

This event provides a chance to help pack some 20,000 meals that will be distributed to food pantries in the Greater High Point Area. As #1 in the US for food hardship, our local community needs your help. This is a great service activity if you only have a few hours to spare on MLK Day. And it can be a good activity to share with the whole family (you are welcome to bring middle and high school children to volunteer with you).

Leaders: HPU's Food Recovery Network, Bonner Program, and Student Success Coaches
Email: bindev10@highpoint.edu
Serving Lunch at Open Door Ministries [Closed]

Location:
400 N Centennial St
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10 Volunteers

Please join us to serve lunch and enjoy conversation with our neighbors at Open Door Ministries.

Leader: Leslie Graham
Email: LGraham@odm-hp.org
Phone: (336) 885-0191
Deep Kitchen Cleaning at Open Door Ministries

Location:
400 N Centennial St
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
10 Volunteers

Thoroughly clean the kitchen that serves 3 meals every day at Open Door Ministries.

Leader: Leslie Graham
Email: LGraham@odm-hp.org
Phone: (336) 885-0191
Campus Clean-up at Open Door Ministries

Location:
400 N Centennial St
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (drop-in anytime)
10 Volunteers

Clean up on the campus of Open Door Ministries to include the interior of the building (lobby, computer room, etc.) and exterior area with parking lot, weather permitting.

Leader: Leslie Graham
Email: LGraham@odm-hp.org
Phone: (336) 885-0191
School Painting Project


Communities in Schools at Ferndale Middle School
701 Ferndale Blvd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2 volunteers needed

The office of the Communities in Schools coordinator will be painted. All supplies will be taken care of. Please wear work clothes.

Leader: Vernon Hall
Email: hallv@gcsnc.com
Phone Number: 336. 442. 2945 (cell)
Housekeeping for local senior [Closed]

Thomasville, NC (address of residence will be shared with volunteers)

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Volunteers: 4

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry is a resource dedicated to serving North Carolina’s aging with various needs. Volunteers are needed to assist a 70-year old client with housekeeping tasks including having the stove cleaned, floors mopped, refrigerator cleaned and furniture dusted. Volunteers are welcome to spend time with this neighbor as they help her maintain independence in her own home.

Leader: Sandy Devoid
Email: sdevoid@bchfamily.org
Phone: 877-506-2226
Helping Hands
Handy Man/Woman Morning Workday

Helping Hands
2301 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27263

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5 volunteers

We will be taking up carpet in two rooms, prepping for carpet being laid that week. We will also prep the food storage room for a new coat of polyurethane. If time is permitting, we will go to our warehouse and load our box truck with household items that need to be taken to the landfill. Please dress warmly as the warehouse does not have heat and bring work gloves if you have them.

Leader: John Langdon
Email: johntlandgon@gmail.com
Phone: 336.886.2327
Helping Hands [Closed]
Handy Man/Woman Afternoon Workday

Helping Hands
2301 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27263

Time: 12:00 - 3:00 PM
5 volunteers

We will be taking up carpet in two rooms, prepping for carpet being laid that week. We will also prep the food storage room for a new coat of polyurethane. If time is permitting, we will go to our warehouse and load our box truck with household items that need to be taken to the landfill. Please dress warmly as the warehouse does not have heat and bring work gloves if you have them.

Leader: John Langdon
Email: johntlandgon@gmail.com
Phone: 336.886.2327
Stop Hunger Now #1 [Closed]

Slane Gym Floor

Time 10:00 AM- 11:30
40 volunteers

Stop Hunger Now has provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries since 1998. Join us on the Slane gym floor to pack some 20,000 meals to be sent to those who are hungry around the world. This is a great service opportunity for the whole family!

Leader: Haley McKeown
Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu
Stop Hunger Now #2 [Closed]

Slane Gym Floor

Time 12:00-1:30
40 volunteers

Stop Hunger Now has provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries since 1998. Join us on the Slane gym floor to pack some 20,000 meals to be sent to those who are hungry around the world. This is a great service opportunity for the whole family!

Leader: Haley McKeown
Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu

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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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