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Service Projects for Monday, January 20, 2020

2020 MLK Day On-Campus Service Projects

On-Campus Service Projects
Backpack Beginnings Set-Up/Prep - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Location: Wilson Commerce Ballroom (216) on HPU's campus

15 volunteers will help set-up the room for packing meals for Backpack Beginnings.

Leader: Anna Reavis
Email: areavis@highpoint.edu
Hayworth Chapel Food Drive

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Hayworth Chapel Lobby on HPU’s Campus

Bring non-perishable foods to our MLK Day chapel service, or drop it off on your way to a service project! All food will be donated to the High Point University Physical Therapy clinic's food pantry.

Leader: Olivia Young
Email: oyoung@highpoint.edu
Backpack Beginnings Meal Packing - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Wilson Commerce Ballroom (216) on HPU's Campus

85 volunteers will pack around 1,800 meals for Backpack Beginnings, as well as help breakdown the setup. The meals will be delivered to Backpack Beginnings later that afternoon.

Leader: Anna Reavis
Email: areavis@highpoint.edu
Alpha Delta Theta Self-Defense Class

Monday, January 20th

Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: HPU Hayworth Chapel Basement


Alpha Delta Theta will be hosting a self-defense class in collaboration with Tiger Rock. Participants are encouraged to bring donations to benefit the Family Services of the Piedmont. Please dress in athletic attire with tennis shoes.
Donations needed include :
• Sheets (white, twin and double size)
• Pillows and Pillowcases
• Towels/Washcloths (white)
• Feminine Products
• Soap and Body Wash
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Toothpaste and toothbrushes
• Nightgowns/Pajamas (women and children)
• Women’s Socks (especially white)
• Women’s Underwear
• Diapers (especially sizes 3, 4, 5)
• Baby Wipes
• Baby Formula (Enfamil)
• Children’s Books (appropriate for ages 0-2)

Leader: Sara Seaford
E-mail: sseaford@highpoint.edu

2020 MLK Day Off-Campus Service Projects

Off-Campus Service Projects 
Caring Services - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Caring Services 102 Chestnut Dr., High Point, NC 27262. Parking lot behind the building.

Caring Services provides each person seeking long term recovery from drugs and alcohol the best opportunity to achieve success. 10 volunteers are needed to paint the community meeting room to brighten up the days for those in recovery. Paint and supplies will be provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Leader: Becky Yates
Email: byates@caringservices.org
Make a Joyful Noise

Monday, January 20th

Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church 743 Washington St. High Point, NC 27260

 10 volunteers will lead community children through an exploration of how music and words influenced MLK and the world around him. They will leave the celebration with a better understanding of MLK’s policy of nonviolence and how self-expression can effect change.

Leader: Clarice Sigsworth
Email: csigswo1@highpoint.edu
APO’s City Cleanup

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 301 Hickory Chapel Road High Point, NC

20 volunteers will join APO to pick up litter in the local community with assistance from the City of High Point Beautification Department. The group will meet at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church at 301 Hickory Chapel Road.

Leader: Rebecca Coplin
Email: rebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov
Growing High Point: Greenhouse Workday - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: 1300 Pershing Street High Point, NC

15 volunteers are needed to help clear out the greenhouses for the upcoming spring season. Volunteers will be weeding, digging, and moving debris.

Leader: Victoria Hensley
Email: growinghighpoint@gmail.com
West End Ministries Thrift Store Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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

20 volunteers are needed to help rearrange the thrift store. Volunteers should be comfortable with lifting and carrying light objects.

Leader:Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
Backpack Beginnings-Meal Delivery - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 12:45 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Backpack Beginnings 3707D Alliance Dr, Greensboro, NC 27407

10 volunteers will help unload the previously packed meals. Volunteers will need to meet at Backpack Beginnings and must be able to lift 10-15 pounds.

Leader: Anna Reavis
E-mail: areavis@highpoint.edu
Northwood Elementary Beautification - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Northwood Elementary School 818 W Lexington Ave High Point, NC


Our goal is to bring a more welcoming, bright environment to Northwood Elementary. We would like 20 volunteers to help us brighten the bathrooms with bright colors on the stalls and motivational quotes, and bring life to the sidewalk with panda paws going in and out of the front door (weather permitting).

Leader: Natalee Laasch
Email: nlaasch1@highpoint.edu
West End Ministries Garden Workday
- ALL SPOTS FILLED
Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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


4 volunteers are needed at West End Ministries Bountiful Harvest Community Garden to weed, pick up trash, and tidy.
Volunteers, please meet in the lobby of West End Ministries at 903 W. English Rd. High Point NC 27262 and ask for Brad Bowers.

Leader: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
West End Ministries Food Pantry Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: West End Ministries 903 W. English Rd. High Point NC

6 volunteers are needed to reorganize the West End Ministries Food Pantry. Volunteers will also put together food bags for those in need

Leader: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
West End Ministries Leslies House Cleanup - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 851 W English Rd.. High Point, NC 27262

4 volunteers are needed at Leslies House for some house cleaning. Volunteers will vacuum, wash, dust, and help with whatever help is needed.

Leader: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
Open Door Ministries Dinner Prep/Cooking - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

2 volunteers will assist the HPU Civitan Club with cooking dinner at Open Door Ministries.

Leader: Tiffany Fielding
Email: tfieldin@highpoint.edu
Open Door Ministries Dinner Serving - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

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

4 volunteers will assist the HPU Civitan Club with serving dinner at Open Door Ministries.

Leader: Tiffany Fielding
Email: tfieldin@highpoint.edu
Cedar Street Community Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: 313 Cedar St. High Point, NC

5 volunteers will assist with cleaning up/maintenance for the Cedar Street community garden.

Leader: Sarah Purnell
Phone Number: 336-7816072
Burns Hill Community Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM (until project is completed)

Location: 1208 Olga Ave High Point, NC

6 volunteers are needed to help Burns Hill community garden build and maintain their raised garden beds. Volunteers should wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty and bring garden gloves, if they have them.

Leader: Jerry Mingo
E-mail: jerry47hi5@yahoo.com
Macedonia Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Location: 401 Lake Ave. High Point, NC

10 or more volunteers will assist in clearing the garden and place mulch.

Leader: Pridell McCormick
E-mail: mccormick.pridell@gmail.com
Physical Therapy Clinic's Community Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: 1030 Mall Loop Road High Point, NC

Up to 20 volunteers will assist the Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic at High Point University in getting moss and topsoil into the raised beds of their community garden.

Leader: Gretchen Sánchez
E-mail: gmcmulle@highpoint.edu
Welborn Academy Pantry and Bathroom Beautification

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Welborn Academy 1710 McGuinn Dr. High Point, NC 27262

Up to 30 volunteers will sort, organize, and put away food and clothing pantry donations. The pantry will be cleaned, and new hardware and curtains will be installed. Bathroom stalls will be painted with inspirational quotes. School murals will be touched up and coated with clear sealant. 

Leader: Raven Jefferson
E-mail: jefferr@gcsnc.com
Heroes Center-Storage Building Workday - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: 1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265

15-20 volunteers will help in cleaning out and organizing storage buildings. This project requires light to heavy lifting and getting dirty, please wear appropriate attire.

Leader: Paula Sieber

E-mail: psieber0221@gmail.com
Heroes Center-Storage Building Painting - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: 1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265


5 to 10 volunteers will help paint storage buildings. Please wear appropriate attire!

Leader: Paula Sieber

E-mail: psieber0221@gmail.com
Heroes Center-Hydroponic Systems Build - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: 1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265


4 to 6 volunteers will help with building the hydroponics system. Power tool skills are required.

Leader: Paula Sieber

E-mail: psieber0221@gmail.com
Heroes Center- Insulation Installation - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: 1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265


3 to 4 volunteers will help with the installation of insulation and ceiling for 280 sq ft storage building. This project requires light to heavy lifting and getting dirty, please dress accordingly.

Leader: Paula Sieber

E-mail: psieber0221@gmail.com
Heroes Center-Garden Preparation - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00PM

Location: 1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265

4 to 6 volunteers will help prepare the small outdoor beds. This will include weeding, removing debris, and creating borders for spring flower planting. Be ready to get your hands and clothes dirty, the gardens are outside so dress warm.

Leader: Paula Sieber

E-mail: psieber0221@gmail.com
Covenant Community Garden Workday - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Location: 1526 Skeet Club Rd High Point, NC 27265

5 volunteers are needed to help tend to raised garden beds and help with other chores around the garden. Volunteers should wear warm clothes, closed toed shoes and bring plenty of water.

Leader: Sandra Kabler
E-mail: skabler@wakehealth.edu
Howard Community Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location: 900 Howard Place High Point, NC 27262

4 volunteers are needed to help weed raised beds and move soil. Volunteers should wear warm clothes, closed toed shoes and bring plenty of water.

Leader: Missy Preston
Phone Number: 336-215-3698
Southside Community Garden Workday

Monday, January 20th

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: 508 Vail Avenue High Point, NC 27260

10 volunteers are needed to help with garden maintence in preparation for the spring. Volunteers should wear warm clothes, closed toed shoes and bring plenty of water.

Leader: Johnny Horne
E-mail: kodeeeee99@yahoo.com
Clean-up at D-UP - ALL SPOTS FILLED

Monday, January 20th

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: 613 Washington St. High Point, NC

Up to 20 volunteers will work to beautify D-UP’s after-school programming building. Volunteers will work at D-UP and 512 Washington St. organizing storage areas, cleaning the building’s courtyard, painting student work tables, touching up wall paint & more! (Dress warm as work will be both indoors and outdoors) 

Leader: Jakki Davis
E-mail: jdavis@itstime2dup.com

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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