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In the second annual MLK Day of Service hosted by High Point University, we have worked alongside our High Point neighbors to arrange various service opportunities for HPU faculty and students and other community members. If you are interested in serving as a project leader, please read through the following project descriptions and contact Anna Mahathey.

If you are interested in volunteering, please read through the project descriptions below, then click the Volunteer button. Enrollment will run from December 10 until December 18, and from January 5 until January 15 at 5 PM.

The 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.

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Nutrition Classes at Caring Services

REGISTRATION FILLED

Caring Services
102 Chestnut Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
3-5 volunteers needed

We will teach clients how to eat healthily on a budget, using the food items that are most accessible to them.

Team Leader: Nancy Groh
Contact: ngroh@highpoint.edu
Field Day

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

12:30-4:30 PM
7-10 volunteers needed

We will play with elementary age children. Requires medium physical intensity and a willingness to teach and play sports/games. This project is in conjunction with the Read-In activities. Children will spend half of their time at the Field Day and the other half at the Read-In.

Box lunch available.

Team Leader: Joshua Caudle
Contact: caudlj14@highpoint.edu
Read-In

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

9:30 AM-1:30 PM
7-10 volunteers needed

We will lead elementary age children in reading and writing activities centered around MLK. This project is in conjunction with the Youth Sports Camp activities. Children will spend half of their time at the Read-In and the other half at the Field Day.

Box lunch available.

Team Leader: Renee Wright
Contact: tonyroam215@gmail.com
HPU Gardening

REGISTRATION FILLED

High Point University
833 Montlieu Ave.
High Point, NC 27268

12:30 PM-4:00 PM
7-10 volunteers needed

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

Box lunch available.

Team Leader: Jon Roethling
Stop Hunger Now Set-Up

REGISTRATION FILLED

High Point University
Slane Student Center

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
15-20 volunteers needed

We will work with representatives from Stop Hunger Now to set up tables and appliances for the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events.

Team leader: Haley McKeown
Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu
Stop Hunger Now!

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High Point University
Slane Student Center

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
40-50 volunteers needed per section

We will package meals to be sent all over the world to people in need. You will need to stand for two hours as we work.

Team Leader: Haley McKeown Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu
Stop Hunger Now! II

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High Point University
Slane Student Center

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
40-50 volunteers needed

We will package meals to be sent all over the world to people in need. You will need to stand for two hours as we work.

Team Leader: Haley McKeown
Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu
Stop Hunger Now Break-Down

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High Point University
Slane Student Center

3:00 PM-4:45 PM
15-20 volunteers needed

We will work with representatives from Stop Hunger Now to break down the tables and appliances used during the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events.

Team leader: Haley McKeown
Contact: mckeoh13@highpoint.edu
Games and Activities at Piedmont Christian Home

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Piedmont Christian Home
1510 Deep Rive Rd.
High Point, NC 27265

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
10 volunteers needed

We will visit the Piedmont Christian Homes to entertain and socialize with the tenants of PCH. We will play corn-hole and various card games with the guests. The mission of this volunteer project is to share experiences and enjoy downtime with the tenants of the home in an effort to brighten each individual’s day.

Team leaders: James Bishop
Contact: bishoj14@highpoint.edu
Bethlehem Baptist Church Clean-Up

Bethlehem Baptist Church
801 S Centennial St
High Point, NC 27260

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will work with church members to cut down limbs around the exterior fence and to cut down and remove a stage.

Box lunch available.

Team Leader: Rev. Johnnie T. Lofton
High Point Central Community Clean-Up

REGISTRATION FILLED

High Point Central High School
801 Ferndale Blvd.
High Point, NC 27262

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
20 volunteers needed

Together, we will clean up the streets surrounding the school, focusing mostly on Chestnut Drive.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Susan DeHart
Contact: deharts@gcsnc.com
Deep Kitchen Cleaning

REGISTRATION FILLED

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

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
15-25 volunteers needed

We will clean the kitchen and dining area of the shelter. Medium physical level intensity required. You may be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Alpha Delta Theta
Contact: hpuadt1@gmail.com
Underhill Home Improvement
Underhill Street Neighborhood Association

400 Underdhill Street
High Point, NC 27262

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

We will repair houses and install handicap ramps to homes in the Underhill Street Neighborhood Association.

Box lunch available.

Team leaders: Star Wynn
Contact: wynns10@highpoint.edu
Painting at Open Door Ministries

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

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
15 volunteers needed

We will paint the upstairs and downstairs hallways to help beautify the interior of the building.

Box lunch available.

Team leader:
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Serve Lunch at Open Door Ministries

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

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
15 volunteers needed

We will prepare bagged lunches the night before MLK day for lunch on MLK day. We will hand out the lunches at the door of Open Door Ministries.

Team leaders: Haston Gerencir
Contact: gerenh12@highpoint.edu
Children’s Art Activities

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West End Ministries
903 W. English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262

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

We will make art with the children of the West End, which will be used to decorate the community garden.

Box lunch available.

Team leaders: Ashlyn Henning
Contact: hennia10@highpoint.edu
Harris House Clean-Up

West End Ministries
903 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262

1:00 PM-4:30 PM
15-20 volunteers needed

We will clean and re-secure the gutters of WEM’s Harris House. Additionally, we will do some landscaping work around the vicinity of the house. High physical activity required.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Alex Nelson
Contact: nelso310@highpoint.edu
Organize Leslie's House Closet

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West End Ministries
903 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
5-7 volunteers needed

We will sort through clothing and accessories items, clean, and reorganize the Leslie's House closet.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Jenn Brandt
Contact: jbrandt@highpoint.edu

West End Community Garden Clean-Up Day

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West End Ministries
903 W. English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262

1:00 PM-4:0 PM
25 volunteers needed

The West End Community Garden Association will begin preparing the plot of land that they will use for their community garden. This includes picking up trash, raking, and cutting small limbs.

Box lunch available.

Team leaders: Anna Mahathey
Contact: amahathe@highpoint.edu
West End Ministries Deep Cleaning

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West End Ministries
903 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
7-10 volunteers needed

We will clean the interior of the building, focusing primarily on beautifying the bathrooms and windows.

Box lunch available.

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Hartley YMCA Mural Painting

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Hartley YMCA
150 W Hartley Dr
High Point, NC 27265

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12 volunteers needed

The education honors society will paint a mural at the Hartley YMCA.

Team Leader: Leslie Cavendish
Toiletries Kit Packing and Distribution

HPU School of Art and Graphic Design

REGISTRATION FILLED

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

We will put together toiletry gift bags, then take them to people who live in the Elm Towers neighborhood.

Team Leader: Diane Stenersen
Deep River Road Clean-Up

REGISTRATION FILLED

City of High Point

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Rebecca Coplin,
Contact: rebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov
Kivett Drive Roadway Clean-Up

City of High Point

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader:
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Scientific Drive Roadway Clean-Up

City of High Point

1:00 PM-5:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader:
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Cassell Street Roadway Clean-Up

City of High Point

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader:
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Underhill Roadway Clean-Up

City of High Point

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader:
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Penn Griffin School for the Arts Community Roadway Clean-Up

City of High Point

1:00 PM-4:00 pm
3-5 volunteers needed

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Box lunch available.

Team leader: Kirsten Simpskins
Contact: simpkik@gcsnc.com
Topping off the Garden

Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Avenue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5-10 volunteers needed

We will work outside in Macedonia's 30 bed garden by weeding and topping off soil in each of the beds.

Team Leader: Amy Hudson
Children's Activities at Macedonia

REGISTRATION FILLED

Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Avenue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will work with area children on a small service project. The children will make place mats to distribute to some of the elderly residents in the Macedonia community.

Team Leader: May Mitchell
Contact: mitchm12@highpoint.edu
Warehouse Clean-Up I

2020 Surrett Ct.
High Point, NC 27263

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

Helping Hands will be clearing out their warehouse storage to prepare the location for electrical work. The items currently in the warehouse will be moved into a storage trailer. A couple 2x4 walls must be taken down.

Medium to high intensity physical activity required.

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Warehouse Clean-Up II

2020 Surrett Ct.
High Point, NC 27263

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

Helping Hands will be clearing out their warehouse storage to prepare the location for electrical work. The items currently in the warehouse will be moved into a storage trailer. A couple 2x4 walls must be taken down.

Medium to high physical activity required.

Box lunch available.

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Paint Chain-Link Fence

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
121 SW Cloverleaf Place
High Point, NC 27263

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5 volunteers needed

We will paint the chain-link fence outside of the building, so dress warmly and wear clothes you're willing to get painted.

Box lunch available.

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Build Ping Pong Tables

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
121 SW Cloverleaf Place
High Point, NC 27263

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2-4 volunteers needed

We will put together two ping pong tables for the children in Boys and Girls Club to use.

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Organize Shed and Boiler Room

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
121 SW Cloverleaf Place
High Point, NC 27263

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2-4 volunteers needed

We will clean and organize both the shed and the boiler room so that staff can more easily access supplies and resources.

Box lunch available.

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Homelessness Kit Packaging

REGISTRATION FILLED

JC Penney
921 Eastchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
20 volunteers needed

We will assemble kits of essential items to be distributed to those in the community who are experiencing homelessness. You will be standing for the duration of this project.

Team Leader: Cyril Jefferson
Contact: cyril.jefferson92@gmail.com

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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 King 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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