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Service Projects for January 21, 2019

2019 MLK Day of On-Campus Service

On-Campus Workshops & Service Projects
HPUtt: Panthers Putt for Food

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

30 Volunteers Needed for Set-Up
Nine Groups of 4 People for the Tournament

Form a team of 4 to participate in a putt putt competition revolving around promoting our food drive. To register visit:


Leader: Meredith Kreeger
Email: mkreeger@highpoint.edu
Workshop #1:
Martin Luther King Day Teach-In

Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 242, 241, 236

Each workshop will run 3 times at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM and 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

This year, as part of HPU's Martin Luther King Day of Service, we are providing students and faculty with educational means of service. We believe that educating ourselves on social injustice would've been just as important to Dr. King as direct service. The teach-in will consist of 3 workshops run by HPU professors that will center on topics of importance to Dr. King such as race and education, a letter from Birmingham Jail and the activists continuing Dr. King's legacy.
Workshop #2:
Martin Luther King Day Teach-In

Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 236

Each workshop will run 3 times at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM and 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

This year, as part of HPU's Martin Luther King Day of Service, we are providing students and faculty with educational means of service. We believe that educating ourselves on social injustice would've been just as important to Dr. King as direct service. The teach-in will consist of 3 workshops run by HPU professors that will center on topics of importance to Dr. King such as race and education, a letter from Birmingham Jail and the activists continuing Dr. King's legacy.
Workshop #3:
Martin Luther King Day Teach-In

Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 241

Each workshop will run 3 times at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM and 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

This year, as part of HPU's Martin Luther King Day of Service, we are providing students and faculty with educational means of service. We believe that educating ourselves on social injustice would've been just as important to Dr. King as direct service. The teach-in will consist of 3 workshops run by HPU professors that will center on topics of importance to Dr. King such as race and education, a letter from Birmingham Jail and the activists continuing Dr. King's legacy.

The Outreach Program-
Food Packing


Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

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-
Breakdown/ Clean-Up


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
The Outreach Program
Set Up


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
Food Recovery Network @Wanek, Cafe, Grille, Diner

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

15 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

Contact: Carter Lohman
Email: clohman@highpoint.edu
Alpha Phi Omega: City Litter Clean-Up

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
25 Volunteers

Volunteers will be picking up litter near Hickory Chapel Road in High Point, NC.

Contacts:
Julianna Serpe (Service VP), jserpe@highpoint.edu
City of High Point (Rebecca Coplin)
Open Door Ministries

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

6 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.

Contacts: Tiffany Fielding
Email: tfieldin@highpoint.edu
Off-Campus Service Projects 
Heroes Center

1500 Bridges Drive
High Point, NC

Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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: Bob Uber
Email: bob.uber@heroescenter.orgt
Phone: 336-884-4376
Hartley YMCA

150 W Hartley Dr,
High Point, NC 27265

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

10-20 Volunteers Needed

Help provide childcare assistance by playing basketball, board games, and educational games with students on their day out-of-school.

Facilitator: Mrs. Bagley
Phone: (336) 869-0151
Fairview Elementary Beautification Day

608 Fairview St.
High Point, NC 27260

Date: Friday, January 18th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Need Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

7-10 Volunteers on Friday

Fairview elementary is having 2-4 truckloads of mulch delivered for its Monday MLK day project and needs volunteers to help unload the mulch from the delivery trucks. Volunteers will shovel/scoop mulch from truck bed to create a pile on the school’s playground. Please sign up for Fairview’s Monday event as well if you’d like to continue helping Fairview beautify the grounds. Disposable garden gloves will be provided but in order to reduce waste please bring gardening gloves if you have them!


Contact: Erin Murphy, 774-277-1645
Contact: Jordan Jones, 301-922-9419
Fairview Elementary Beautification Day

608 Fairview St.
High Point, NC 27260

Date: Sunday, January 21st
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

7-10 Volunteers on Friday

Fairview elementary school needs help mulching the school playgrounds. Mulch acts as padding on the playground however, Fairview’s mulch has not been done in several years and currently provides no extra safety for students. Volunteers will help spread mulch on the school’s playgrounds and garden. Disposable garden gloves will be provided but in order to reduce waste please bring gardening gloves if you have them! Please dress according to the weather- food will be provided for volunteers.


Contact: Erin Murphy, 774-277-1645
Contact: Jordan Jones, 301-922-9419
HP Leap

401 Taylor Street
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

50 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will assist as day camp counselors and help students with activities such as; helping host a food drive for LEAP's food bank that will be opening MLK Day, packing go bags full of toiletries for the homeless, and cleaning up the LEAP2Grow garden.

Leader: Amanda Kinsey
Email: highpointleap@gmail.com
HP Leap

401 Taylor Street
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

50 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will assist as day camp counselors and help students with activities such as; helping host a food drive for LEAP's food bank that will be opening MLK Day, packing go bags full of toiletries for the homeless, and cleaning up the LEAP2Grow garden.

Leader: Amanda Kinsey
Email: highpointleap@gmail.com
Covenant Community Garden

1536 Skeet Club Rd
High Point, NC 27262

Need Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM

7-15 Volunteers Needed

Clearing raised beds

Leader: Saundra Reece
Email: skabler@wakehealth.edu
Walnut St. Urban Farm

505 Walnut St
High Point, NC 27268

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

15 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be building raised beds for a local community garden.

Leader: Victoria
Email: growinghighpoint@gmail.com
Piedmont Christian Home

1510 Deep River Rd.
High Point, NC 27268

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5-10 Volunteers Needed


Piedmont Christian Home is an assisted living facility in High Point, NC. Come share a bond with residents over fingernail painting. Light refreshments will be provided.

Leader: Joseph Farabee
Email: jfarabee@piedmonthome.com
Piedmont Christian Home

1510 Deep River Rd.
High Point, NC 27268

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

5-10 Volunteers Needed

Piedmont Christian Home is an assisted living facility in High Point, NC. Come spend your day of service participating in arts & crafts or playing bingo with our residents.

Leader: Joseph Farabee
Email: jfarabee@piedmonthome.com
Underhill Neighborhood Association

Underhill/Washington St. Area (City of High Point Beautification

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

25 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be planting flowers and cleaning up garden areas as well as picking up litter in the Underhill St. and Washington St. areas

Leader: Kim Johnson
Email: kjsfurniture@yahoo.com
Phone: (336) 848-9831
Blessing Bags for High Point's Homeless

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
Northwood Elementary School

818 W Lexington Ave
High Point, NC 27263

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

20 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers will be painting the school's outdoor blacktop for students to use during recess.

Leader: Jaime Trogdon
Email:jtrogdon@highpoint.edu
World Relief: Community Garden

615 Everett Ln
High Point, NC

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

5-10 Volunteers

Volunteers will be clearing trash and organic debris from the community garden and loading the box truck with debris. Volunteers will need to follow the box truck to the compositing site to help unload.

Staff Contact: Mary Cowan
Email: mcowan@wr.org

World Relief: Office Clean Up

155 Northpoint Ave, Suite 102
High Point, NC

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

5-10 Volunteers

This group will be helping to give a deep cleaning to the World Relief Offices. Will involve vacuuming, scrubbing wall and kitchen area, and potentially moving some small furniture.

Contact: Tafie Webb
Email: twebb@wr.org
World Relief: Vehicle Fleet Detailing


155 Northpoint Ave, suite 102
High Point, NC

8-12 Volunteers

This group will be helping to wash and detail World Relief’s fleet vehicles, including 2 vans and a box truck.

Contact: Rob Cassell
Email: rcassell@wr.org
Ferndale Middle School Beautification Project

701 Ferndale Blvd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

20 Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with painting walls in the student bathrooms and/or in our hallways. This effort will help promote student social & emotional well-being by inspiring them through quotes and images of positivity.

Leader: Cyril Jefferson
Email: jefferc3@gcsnc.com
Ferndale Middle School Greenhouse Workday


701 Ferndale Blvd
High Point, NC 27262

5-6 Volunteers

Volunteers will assist middle school students in fixing up their school's greenhouse. Tasks include clearing out storage material, cleaning up interior, painting, and building tables. We hope you will join the staff Homegrown Heroes in this endeavor during the MLKJ Day of Service.

Leader: Jonathan Seelig
Email: janathan@homegrownheroes.org
Phone: 336-609-6847
Macedonia Resource Center Garden

401 Lake Ave
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

20-25 Volunteers

Volunteers will assist in creating the plots in for our garden area.

Contact: Anne Custer
Email: acuster@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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