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MLK Day of Service

 

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At High Point University, we have organized service opportunities for our faculty and students to serve alongside community members and neighbors. If you are interested in volunteering, please read through the project descriptions below, then click the Volunteer button. You will be directed to a registration form where you can select your project and let us know if you will be joining us for a community meal in the HPU Cafe (located in the Slane Student Center), starting around 5:30 PM (students will need to use a swipe).

Some projects are eligible for transportation to and from HPU and/or a box lunch. And 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.

 

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Field Day 

Registration Filled

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.

Transport to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team Leader: Adam Barry
Contact: barrya12@highpoint.edu

Read-In

 Registration Filled

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.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leaders: Leslie Cavendish, Sarah Vess
Contact: lcavendi@highpoint.edu; svess@highpoint.edu

West End Ministries Landscaping

 Registration Filled

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

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

Help beautify this important non-profit. Medium physical intensity required.

Transport to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team Leader: Alex Nelson
Contact: nelso310@highpoint.edu

Community Writing Center

 Registration Filled

HPU Community Writing Center
1307 Guyer St.
High Point, NC 27262

9:00 AM-5:00 PM
15 volunteers needed

We will paint, clean, and renovate the housed used for the CWC in keeping with the winning Contract Design from our Service Learning students. Medium level physical intensity required.

Box lunch available (delivered to site)

Team Leader: Briayna Cuffie
Contact: cuffib10@highpoint.edu

Stop Hunger Now!

 Registration Filled

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: Ali Hansen
Contact: hansea10@highpoint.edu

 

Stop Hunger Now! II

 Registration Filled

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: Ali Hansen
Contact: hansea10@highpoint.edu

 

West End Renovation

Registration Filled

 

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

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

We will sort through clothes and build shelves in Leslie’s House clothing closet so that the clothing is more accessible. You may be required to lift boxes of clothing.

Transport to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leaders: Alyssa McFarland, Kristen Miller
Contact: mcfara10@highpoint.edu; millek10@highpoint.edu

 

West End Ministries Wall Painting

 Registration Filled

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

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

We will paint the hallways upstairs and downstairs in West End Ministries. You may be required to climb a ladder for some areas.

Transport to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Leah Vitrano
Contact: vitral12@highpoint.edu

 

 

 

Fill Backpacks

 Registration Filled

Phi Mu House at HPU
Greek Village

12:30 PM-3:30 PM
30-45 volunteers needed

We will pack backpacks with school items to give to identified students at Jefferson Elementary School.

Box lunch available

Team leader: Madeline Franz
Contact: franzm10@highpoint.edu

 

Carl Chavis YMCA Landscaping

Registration Filled 

Carl Chavis YMCA
2757 Granville St.
High Point, NC 27263

12:30 PM-4:30 PM
15-20 volunteers needed

Help beautify the exterior of the Carl Chavis YMCA. Medium level physical intensity required. This project also has an indoor option if the weather does not permit outdoor work.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team Leader: Abelino Cabrera
Contact: cabrea12@highpoint.edu

 

Food Drive and Road Clean-up

 Registration Filled

Ark of Safety Preschool
1411 Montlieu Ave.
High Point, NC 27265

12:30 PM-4:30 PM
15-20 volunteers needed

We will set up a food drive outside of the local grocery store to raise food, which we will donate to Open Door Ministries. We will also pick up litter along the streets surround the preschool to help beautify the area.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Casey Hiers
Contact: hiersc10@highpoint.edu

 

Zumba-thon and Other Activities

Registration Filled

Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Ave.
High Point, NC 27260

12:30 PM-5:00 PM
20 volunteers needed

We will begin the afternoon with one hour of Zumba for children and adults. Following the Zumba class, families will make fleece-tie blankets to be distributed throughout the community. Children and adults will then be split into two groups, in which both will view a film about justice and participate in relevant activities. The day will end with a forum discussion about social justice issues.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leaders: Christine Hamrick, Molly House
Contact: hamric10@highpoint.edu; housem10@highpoint.edu

 

Landscaping at Open Door Ministries

Registration Filled

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: Arabella Levinsky
Contact: levina10@highpoint.edu

 

Shelf Building

Registration Filled

Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Ave.
High Point, NC 27260

12:30 PM-5:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will build and mount shelves in a closet in the resource center. Medium to high physical level intensity required.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Tim Linker
Contact: tlinker@highpoint.edu

Roadway Clean-Up

Registration Filled 

City of High Point

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

We will beautify the roads throughout High Point.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Rebecca Coplin, DuChante Davis
Contact: rebecca.coplin@highpointnc.gov; davis910@highpoint.edu

Paint Community Center at West End Ministries

 Registration Filled

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

12:30 PM-5:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will paint the Community Center at West End Ministries to help brighten the space. You may be required to stand on a ladder for higher areas of the wall.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Ashlyn Henning
Contact: hennia10@highpoint.edu

Gardening at High Point Central

 Registration Filled

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

12:30 PM-5:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

We will help High Point Central students begin their school garden by mulching and building raised beds. Medium level physical intensity required.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Chris Franks
Contact: cfranks@highpoint.edu

 

Lobby Restoration

 Registration Filled

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

12:30 PM-5:00 PM
10 volunteers needed

Constructed in 1926, High Point Central is filled with Gothic designs. We will paint the designs in the auditorium lobby to brighten and restore the space. You will be required to climb a ladder to reach designs.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Christina Caltagirone
Contact: caltagc@gcsnc.com

Serve Lunch

 Registration Filled

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

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

We will prepare and serve lunch to those in the area who are homeless.

Team leader: Haston Gerencir
Contact: gerenh12@highpoint.edu

Deep Cleaning

Registration Filled

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

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
5 volunteers needed

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

Team leader: Erica Zuhr
Contact: ezuhr@highpoint.edu

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.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Arabella Levinsky
Contact: levina10@highpoint.edu

 

Food Pantry Organization

 Registration Filled

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

1:00 PM-4:30 PM
8 volunteers needed

We will organize the food pantry. Medium physical level intensity required.

Transportation to and from HPU available
Box lunch available

Team leader: Eric Medore
Contact: medore13@highpoint.edu

 

HPU Azalea Path Garden

 Registration Filled

High Point University
The Azalea Path

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader: Martie Bell
Contact: mcbell@highpoint.edu

 

HPU Woodland Hillside Garden

 Registration Filled

High Point University
The Woodland Hillside Garden

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader: Ed Fuselier
Contact: efuselie@highpoint.edu

 

HPU Sculpture Garden

 Registration Filled

High Point University
The Sculpture Garden

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader: Rosie Tarara
Contact: rtarara@highpoint.edu

 

HPU Wandering Dogwood Grove

Registration Filled

High Point University
The Wandering Dogwood Grove

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader:
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HPU Chapel & Meditation Garden

 Registration Filled

High Point University
The Chapel and Meditation Garden

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader:
Contact:

 

HPU Patrick & Ryan Scarborough Butterfly Garden

 Registration Filled

High Point University
The Patrick & Ryan Scarborough Butterfly Garden

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

We will plant flower bulbs. You will be required to be on your hands and knees for an extended period of time.

Box lunch available

Team leader:
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If you have any questions or trouble with registering, please contact Anna Mahathey, HPU Civic Leadership Coordinator and AmeriCorps VISTA, at mahata08@highpoint.edu or 336-841-9491.

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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