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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 Shannon Barr. If you are interested in volunteering, please read through the project descriptions below, then click the Volunteer button.

All projects are eligible for a box lunch. The Hartley YMCA is happy to offer childcare for children (K – 8th grade) to all volunteers between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM. You will be prompted in the registration link to indicate whether or not you would like to take advantage of these opportunities.

Homelessness Kit Packaging

JC Penney’s
921 Eastchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

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

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 Contactcyril.jefferson92@gmail.com

 

 Meals of Hope

JC Penney’s
921 Eastchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
40-50 volunteers needed per section

We will package meals to be distributed throughout High Point and Greensboro. You will be standing on your feet for the duration of this project.

Team Leader: DuChante Davis Contactdavis910@highpoint.edu

Nutrition Classes at Caring Services

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.

Box lunch available

Team Leader:                                   Contact:

Field Day 

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:
Contact:

 Read-In

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

12:30 PM-4:00 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:
Contact:

HPU Gardening

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:
Contact:

Stop Hunger Now Set-Up

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.
Box lunch available

Team leader: Haley McKeown
Contactmckeoh13@highpoint.edu

 

 

 Stop Hunger Now!

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.

Box lunch available

Team Leader: Haley McKeown Contactmckeoh13@highpoint.edu

Stop Hunger Now! II

High Point University
Slane Student Center

1:00 PM – 2:45 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.

Box lunch available

Team Leader: Haley McKeown
Contactmckeoh13@highpoint.edu

 

 Stop Hunger Now! III

High Point University
Slane Student Center

3:00 PM – 4:45 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.

Box lunch available

Team Leader: Haley McKeown Contactmckeoh13@highpoint.edu

   Stop Hunger Now      Break-Down

High Point University
Slane Student Center

4:45 PM-5:45 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.
Box lunch available

Team leader: Haley McKeown
Contactmckeoh13@highpoint.edu

Games and Activities at Piedmont Christian Home

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

 High Point Central Painting

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

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

We will paint the lobby of the school to help beautify the area.
Box lunch available

Team leader: Susan DeHart
Contactdeharts@gcsnc.com

 

Deep Kitchen Cleaning

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:
Contact:

 

 Landscaping at Open Door Ministries

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

1:00 PM-4:30 PM
10-15 volunteers needed

We will cut down weeds and clean up the building exterior. Medium to high physical level intensity required.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader:
Contact:

 

Painting at Open Door Ministries

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

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

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

Team leader:
Contact:

Painting and Door Repair

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

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
5 volunteers needed

We will repair and repaint the front doors and columns, and repaint all the outside doors. Come help us beautify the exterior of this non-profit agency.

Team leader:
Contact:

 

Serve Lunch at Open Door Ministries

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

11:30 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.
Box lunch available

Team leaders: Elizabeth Burns
Contact: burnse14@highpoint.edu

Children’s Art Activities

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
Contactnelso310@highpoint.edu

Leslie’s House Updates

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

1:00 PM-4:30 PM
5-7 volunteers needed

We will update the information walls at Leslie’s House, West End Ministries’ emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness. This project includes drilling and patching the walls. Medium physical activity required.
Box lunch available

Team leader:
Contact:

West End Community Garden Build Day

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

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

The West End Community Garden Association will begin building a tool shed to be used for their community garden.
Box lunch available

Team leaders: Anna Mahathey
Contact: amahathe@highpoint.edu

   West End Ministries Deep Cleaning

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

1:00 PM-4:30 PM
7-10 volunteers needed

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

Team leader:
Contact:

    Deep River Road      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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

 

West End Ministries Landscaping

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

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

We will beautify the exterior of this area non-profit by doing landscaping and cleaning work around the building.
Box lunch available

Team leader:
Contact:

Kivett 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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

 

Southside 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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

 

 

 

Underhill 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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

Washington Street Residential Area 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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

 

Washington Street 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: Rebecca Coplin,
Contactrebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov

Underhill Home Improvement

Underhill Street Neighborhood Association
Undershill 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

   
 

 

 

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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