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Service Projects for Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 MLK Day On-Campus Service Projects

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

Sunday, January 20th
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

20 Volunteers Needed for Set-Up the event by unloaded canned goods for nine holes of the Golf Tournament.

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Leader: Meredith Kreeger
Email: mkreeger@highpoint.edu
HPUtt: Panthers Putt for Food

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

15 Volunteers Needed to assist the groups of 4 during the Putt Putt Tournament.

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Form a team of 4 to participate in a putt putt competition revolving around promoting our food drive. Use the link below to register your team:

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Leader: Meredith Kreeger
Email: mkreeger@highpoint.edu
HPUtt: Panthers Putt for Food Takedown

Monday, January 21st
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20 Volunteers will be needed after the tournament to help deconstruct the holes, sort the donations, and load them into the pantries' trucks.

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Leader: Meredith Kreeger
Email: mkreeger@highpoint.edu
Workshop #1: MLK Day Teach-In
What Does it Mean for a Rights Movement to be Civil? Examining Civility through Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 236

Workshop will run at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Recent debates about the need for civility in politics have drawn many scholars back to Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, in which Dr. King responds to complaints by self-proclaimed moderate white clergymen who called his methods of nonviolent resistance "unwise and untimely." In this session, we will examine Dr. King's message in this letter and consider its relevance for contemporary resistance movements.
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.

Led by: Dr. Ringel & Dr. Moses
Workshop #2: MLK Day Teach-In
Over the Decades: A Legacy of Intersectionality

Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 241

Workshop will run at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM

After the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the movement did not stop. Rather, without missing a beat, many strong folks picked up his rhythm. Drs. Estrada and Isaksen will start this interactive workshop by briefly giving voice to The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber’s “fusion politics”; Professor Bryan Stephenson’s expansion of the term terrorism; and the women who started the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Led by: Dr. Estrada & Dr. Isaksen
Workshop #3: MLK Day Teach-In
Educating a Diverse World


Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 242

Workshop will run at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Dr. King fought for equity in education because he recognized that social factors like race, culture, and socioeconomic status, shape the process in which individuals learn. In this workshop, Drs. Malburne-Wade, Blosser and Squint will lead an interactive dialogue based on three main concepts: framing discussions of race, engaging students in those discussions, and handling frequent challenges therein.

Led by: Dr. Malburne-Wade, Dr. Blosser & Dr. Squint


Workshop #4: MLK Day Teach-In
Finding Your Voice


Location: Cottrell Hall, Room 243

Workshop will run at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM


This workshop will discuss the power of awakening your voice and the ways in which personal values can be turned into meaningful action. We will briefly explore examples of ordinary people who used their voice to do extraordinary things in the in the face of social injustice. Through interactive discussion, participants will be empowered to consider the ways in which their voices can be used in practical ways to impact, challenge and transform.


Led by: Brittani Hunt


Workshop #5: MLK Day Teach-In
A Conversation Of Service


Location: Cottrell Hall, Graves Collaboratorium Room 239

Workshop will run at:
1:00 PM-1:30 PM,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM


A conversation surrounding social, political and cultural context of “Place and Space” in Communities of Color. This workshop led by Southside Neighborhood Association President, Tony Collins, will discuss the history of High Point’s Southside, hoping against hope, testimonials from community dream seekers and the details of brining these dreams to light. Learn about how the topics of Dr. King’s work are effecting your community.


Led by: Tony Collins


The Outreach Program
Set-Up


Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(At Capacity)

Volunteers will help The Outreach Program set up for their meal packaging event.

Leader: Ava Anderson
Email: aanders1@highpoint.edu
The Outreach Program-
Food Packing


Slane Indoor Basketball Court

Time: 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

(At Capacity)

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: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(At Capacity)

Volunteers will help The Outreach Program breakdown and clean-up following their meal packaging event.

Leader: Ava Anderson
Email: aanders1@highpoint.edu
Partners Ending Homelessness

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, to set-up
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, poverty simulation

Location: Wilson Ballroom

19 Volunteers to Facilitate
69 Volunteers to participate

For the group who volunteers to facilitate: volunteers will act as different members of a community who run businesses and social services.

For those who participate: Participants will be grouped into families and will go around to different stations that represent the different things a family faces every month. After paying bills, do you spend your remaining money on food, healthcare, or entertainment?

Contact: Debbie
Email: debbie@partnersendinghomelessness.org

Food Recovery Network @Wanek, Cafe, Grille, Diner

(At Capacity)

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Off-Campus Service Projects 
Macedonia Resource Center Garden

401 Lake Avenue
High Point, NC 27260

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

20-25 Volunteers

Volunteers will clean out the plots and garden areas.

Contact: Pridell McCormick
Email: mccormick.pridell@gmail.com
Healing Our Heroes Center's Service Projects

1380 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC 27265

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

20-40 students

More than 20 veterans attending GTCC are homeless. The Heroes Center
is working to create housing
for these veterans by Fall 2019.

Volunteers will assist in 5 or 6 facility improvement projects. From painting to landscaping, debris cleanup or moving furniture and bonfire upgrades. Volunteers will take part in improving the facilities for the future community use.

Contact: Bob Uber
Phone: (336) 884-4376
Fairview Elementary Beautification Day: Friday

608 Fairview St.
High Point, NC 27260

Date: Friday, January 18th
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: Monday

608 Fairview St.
High Point, NC 27260

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

25-30 Volunteers on Monday

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: Morning Project

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: Afternoon Project

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: Morning Service

1510 Deep River Rd.
High Point, NC 27268

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(At Capacity)


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: Afternoon Service

1510 Deep River Rd.
High Point, NC 27268

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(At Capacity)

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
Northwood Elementary School

818 W Lexington Ave
High Point, NC 27263

(Postponed Due to Weather)



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

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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
Growing High Point's Greenhouses

1300 Pershing Street
High Point, NC

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For this greenhouse project we are doing some repairs to fix the drainage and water flooding problems we have been having post-hurricane.

Contact: Victoria Hensley
Email: growinghighpoint@gmail.com
Open Door Ministries Dinner

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
Open Door Ministries Lunch

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

(At Capacity)

Volunteers will assist the HUP Civitan Club with serving dinner at Open Door Ministries. Two volunteers will cook from 10am-12pm and four volunteers will serve from 11:45am-1:30pm.

Contacts: Tiffany Fielding
Email: tfieldin@highpoint.edu
Ferndale Middle School Beautification Project

701 Ferndale Blvd
High Point, NC 27262

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30AM

10-15 Volunteers

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

[Canceled Due to Weather]

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
West End Project: Storage Room Clean Up

903 W English Rd, High Point, NC 27262

(At Capacity)

Time: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Volunteers will organize storage rooms upstairs so that West End can use it as a multipurpose room.


Contact: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
West End Project: Leslie's House

903 W English Rd, High Point, NC 27262

(At Capacity)

Time: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Volunteers will help to organize Leslie's House, a safe house for homeless women without dependents.

Contact: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
West End Project: Organizing Kitchen

903 W English Rd, High Point, NC 27262

(At Capacity)

Time: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Volunteers can help sort through stock in the kitchen we use for our community meal.

Contact: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
West End Project: Painting at the Boys and Girls Club

903 W English Rd, High Point, NC 27262

(At Capacity)

Time: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Volunteers will help to repaint a few of the walls at the nearby Boys And Girls Club.

Contact: Brad Bowers
Email: brad@wemhp.org
Southside Community Garden

506 Vail Ave.
High Point, NC

[Canceled Due to Weather]

10 Volunteers

Volunteers will be turning the soil over in the beds and pulling weeds.

Contact: Johnny Horne
Email: kodeeeee99@yahoo.com
East Street Community Garden

1500 East Avenue High Point, NC 27260

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

10 Volunteers

Volunteers will help to remove weeds near a fence, remove weeds from garden, put in fresh soil, clean up garden plots and sow some seeds.

Contact: Avys Massey
Email: masseya@wssu.edu
‭Phone: (336) 908-0869‬
Alpha Phi Omega: City Litter Clean-Up

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(At Capacity)

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)

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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