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Community-wide enrollment runs from December 14 – 23 and from January 4 – 12.

 

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Service Projects for January 16, 2017

Service Workshop

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

Time: 12:00 -3:00 PM

10 volunteers needed

Middle school students of Washington Street Enrichment Program and their friends will gain the awareness of others and contribute to their community by working together with volunteers to make 22 No Sew Fleece Blankets for women at Leslie’s House. Service Workshop will be held after students participate in Leadership Brunch

Leader: Jakki Davis
Contact: jdavis@itstime2dup.com
Leadership Brunch

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

Time: 10:00- 11:00 A.M.

10 volunteers needed

Middle school students of Washington Street Enrichment Program and their friends will enjoy a working brunch led by HPU student Shyquel Allison and volunteers will assist in activity equipping and empowering them to bring positive change in their community. Leadership brunch will be held from 10:00 am until 11:30 and will lead into Service Workshop.

Leader: Jakki Davis
Contact: jdavis@itstime2dup.com
Weedin' and Seedin' in the Garden

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

Time: 10 AM- 3 PM

20-25 volunteers needed

Volunteers will be participating in cleaning up and preparing the Mosaic Community Garden at Macedonia Family Resource Center for spring planting. Come and dressed and ready to get dirty!

Jasmyn Alexander & Arionna Wilkerson
Email: alexaj14@highpoint.edu
awilkers@highpoint.edu
Phone Number:
Jasmyn – (336) 423-1305
Arionna – (704) 224-8013
Garden Spring Prep. Work Day

1000 W. English Rd. (across from West End Ministries)

Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m

Up to 20 volunteers

Volunteers will help to prepare the Garden for Spring Planting. Variety of task needed; planting seedlings, preparing raised beds, cleaning, spreading mulch and filling beds w/ new soil, as well as other needed task!

Leader: Dara Ferris
Email: daraferris@gmail.com
Phone: 336.687.6441
Cedar Street Garden Beautification

313 Cedar Street, High Point, NC

Time: 11:00-2:00 p.m.

10 volunteers needed

This projects goal is to help the Cedar Street Community get their community garden ready for spring planting. Volunteers will help weed the raised beds, mulch, till, fill beds with dirt and clean up the area surrounding the garden.

Leaders: Brittaney McClure
Email: mcclub12@highpoint.edu
Stuff the Backpack

Location: Wanek Philanthropy Tables

Time: 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

20 Volunteers Needed

We will be filling backpacks with approved supplies needed from a local elementary school in High Point. Students will donate supplies a week before the backpacking event and members from the Panhellenic and NPHC community will be packing the backpacks on MLK Day.

Leader: Ashley Gable
Contact: gablea13@highpoint.edu
Community Writing Center Set-Up Day

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
753 Washington Street, High Point, NC 27260

Time: 12:00- 3:00 p.m.

5 Volunteers Needed

Description: Come help set up the Community Writing Center at Mt. Zion Baptist Church! We are getting ready to welcome the students back to the program, and they are excited to see the refurbished space and how we set everything up!

Leader: Sami Paterno
email: paters12@highpoint.edu
Backpacks for a Cause

Location: Slane Philanthropy Tables

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m

15 volunteers needed

We will be collecting school supplies and backpacks leading up to MLK Day. On MLK Day itself, we will be set up on campus where more people can drop off donations while we pack each backpack full of supplies.

Leader: Ashleigh McClure
Contact: mcclua14@highpoint.edu
Thank you Veterans

Location: Graves Collaboratorium in Cottrell

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

30 Volunteers Needed

Help the non-profit United Apparel pack "blessing boxes" which consist of donated items in a box for homeless veterans. Additionally, we will be writing thank you cards to include in each blessing box.

Contact Erin Haggerty
email: ehaggert@highpoint.edu
Campus Clean-Up at Open Door Ministries

400 N. Centennial St.

Time: 10:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in anytime)

10 volunteers needed

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.

Contact: Leslie Graham
email:LGraham@odm-hp.org
Community Center Repurposing

West End Ministries
903 English Road, High Point, NC 27262

Time: 12-4:00 p.m

20 volunteers needed

We are in the process of changing the functions of some of the spaces in our community center. We will be moving furniture, books, supplies…from one space to another to insure the best use of our space the space for our clients.

Leader: Chris Gillespie
Email: chris.westendministries@gmail.com
Magnet Applications

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts Cafeteria

Time: 10:00-12:00 noon

6-8 HPU Student Volunteers needed

HPU students will help middle school students with how to properly fill out magnet applications and assist with short answer questions to help with the overwhelming feeling of filling out the applications.

Contact: Kim Spell and Johnathen Cassel
Email: spellk2@gcsnc.com and casselj@gcsnc.com
Food Recovery

Meet at Jamba Juice (Wanek Center on HPU Campus)
Recovery in Wanek Kitchen

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

5-10 volunteers needed

The Food Recovery Team will be hosting a food recovery in the Wanek Kitchen from 10:30am to 11:30am, volunteers must wear closed toed shoes and have hair pulled up. The food will be packed into gallon bags, weighed and sorted by the volunteers then taken to Open Door Ministries to be used to serve the evening meal. Volunteers should meet outside of Jamba Juice 10 minutes before the recovery to go over expectations in the kitchen.

Leader: Lilly Wingate
Email: wingal13@highpoint.edu

Painting Theatre's Stage

Centennial Station Arts Center
121 S. Centennial Street

Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

3 volunteers needed

The theatre is located in a renovated freight train station that is now an arts center! After our busiest season in December, January is our inside spruce-up month and painting the stage is one of those tasks that needs to be done.

Leader: Debbie B. Lumpkins
Email: dlumpkins@highpointarts.org

Wheelchair Ramp Building

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries will provide location to volunteers.

Time: Tentative 10:00 -1:00 p.m.

20 volunteers needed

Build a Wheelchair ramp for an Older Adult in High Point who is in need.

Leader:Sandy Devoid
Email: sdevoid@bchfamily.org
Greenhouse Project

Penn Griffin School for the Arts Commons Area

Time:10:00-3:00 p.m.

10 volunteers needed

Work on refurbishing the green house in the commons area for the science classes to use.

Contact: Courtney Anderson
Email: andersc4@gcsnc.com
Handrails on Porch & Inside Stairs

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries will provide location to volunteers.


Time: Tentative 10am - 1pm

4-8 volunteers needed

Install Handrails on porch/ attach handrail to inside stairway.

Leader:Sandy Devoid
Email: sdevoid@bchfamily.org




Housework

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries will provide location to volunteers.

Time: Tentative 10am - 1pm

4-8 volunteers needed

Help an aging adult with chores at home such as mopping, folding sheets, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens etc..

Leader:Sandy Devoid
Email: sdevoid@bchfamily.org




Meals of Hope #1

Time: 10:30- 12:00 p.m.

Location: Slane Indoor Basketball Court

40 volunteers needed

Meals of Hope food packages*, which are distributed by its accredited food bank partners, offer more than nutrition. To a child who is dealing with the stress and insecurity of not knowing how or when they will receive their next meal,  a comforting bowl of Macaroni and Cheese or Beans and Rice (both fortified with soy protein and 21 vitamins and minerals), provides a bit of hope to carry them through another day.

Contact: Ebony Gillette
Email: gillee13@highpoint.edu
Meals of Hope #2

Time: 12:30- 2:00 p.m.

Location: Slane Indoor Basketball Court

40 volunteers needed


Meals of Hope food packages*, which are distributed by its accredited food bank partners, offer more than nutrition. To a child who is dealing with the stress and insecurity of not knowing how or when they will receive their next meal,  a comforting bowl of Macaroni and Cheese or Beans and Rice (both fortified with soy protein and 21 vitamins and minerals), provides a bit of hope to carry them through another day.

Contact: Ebony Gillette
Email: gillee13@highpoint.edu
Project Thanksgiving

Location: Philanthropy Table

Time: 11:00-4:00 p.m.

10 Volunteers Needed

For our project, we will be continuing the tradition we started last year of composing thank you letters tot he wonderful staff at High Point University. We will be setting up a philanthropy table that include a list of the University staff so students can come and write a personal letter to thank them for all that they do!

Contact: Emmi Esker
email: eesker@highpoint.edu
MLK Day of Lunches

*This event occurs on January 15th from 6:30-7:30*

Location: For House address, contact Dr. Hall at dhall@highpoint.edu

8-10 volunteers needed

We will packages lunches for people in the high Point community. We will do this through Open Door Ministries.

Contact: Daniel Hall
email: dhall@highpoint.edu
Clean out Leslie's House Linen Closet

Location: Leslie's House
851 W English Rd, High Point, NC 27262

Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.

2 volunteers needed

Pull out every item in linen closet examine for any damage; combine like items and reduce the number of excess items; Pair fitted, top sheets and pillow cases so that we have complete sets; bottomline organize the linen closet.

contact: Dana Bentley
email: dana.westendministries@gmail.com
Grocery Store Trip

Location: World Relief
155 Northpoint Ave, High Point, NC 27262

Time: 12-2:00 p.m.

8-10 volunteers needed

Take newly arrived refugees to grocery store to show them how to shop for best values and healthy foods.

Contact: Sandy Paige
email: spaige@wr.org
Community Garden Workday

Location: 615 Everett Lane, High Point

Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m

30-50 volunteers needed

Work at the garden site to prepare soil and measure garden plots while working with immigrants and refugees.

Contact: Sandy Paige
email: spaige@wr.org
Pharmacy Trip

Location: World Relief
155 Northpoint Ave, High Point, NC 27262

Time: 10:00-12:00 noon

8-10 volunteers needed

Take a group of refugees to Pharmacy and show them things they can purchase over the counter and how to get a prescription filled.

Contact: Sandy Paige
email: spaige@wr.org
Serving Lunch at Open Door Ministries

400 N. Centennial St.

Time: 10:00- 1:00 p.m.

6-8 volunteers needed

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

Contact: Leslie Graham
email:LGraham@odm-hp.org
Deep Kitchen Cleaning at Open Door Ministries

400 N. Centennial St.

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in anytime)

10 volunteers needed

After lunch join us in cleaning up our kitchen and making sure it is spotless! Come ready to get dirty and have fun!

Contact: Leslie Graham
email:LGraham@odm-hp.org
School Supplies Drive

School of Education Lobby

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

25-30 volunteers needed

New and gently used school supply drive for a local school.

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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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