MLK Day

We invite you to participate in any or all of the MLK Day opportunities to worship, fellowship, and serve.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a more just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK Day a day on rather than a day off.

Sunday, January 16th – Events postponed to Sunday, January 23 due to weather forecast

2:00pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. High Point Community Parade

The Carl Chavis YMCA presents the annual MLK parade. The MLK Day parade is family friendly, entertaining, and fun opportunity for the businesses, social and community groups that make this city strong to come out and be recognized, while supporting a common cause. Parade will be held on Main Street beginning at Green St and ending at Montlieu Ave.

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: 8th Annual Hunger Banquet

For the 8th consecutive year, a committee of the Bonner Leadership Program at High Point University will host a campus and community-wide Hunger Banquet in conjunction with city of High Point’s weekend celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. The Hunger Banquet is an interactive dialogue on hunger, poverty, and socioeconomic status that increases awareness of community need and ways to become involved in alleviating hunger in our community. Following dinner, time is utilized for reflection, guided discussion, and networking. Register by clicking the link below.

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If you have any questions, contact Angelica Lopez-Duran at alopezdu@highpoint.edu.

Monday, January 17th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Worship Service
The High Point University MLK Day Worship Service will be held at 11am, January 17th. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Elwood Robinson, Chancellor of  Winston-Salem State University. Music will be led by Genesis Gospel Choir and guests. See details.

6:00 PM-8:30 PM: Virtual Evening Worship Service and Oratorical Presentation at Williams Memorial CME Church
The evening service will kick off with a pre-recorded video of students presenting their speeches for the oratorical competition followed by the awarding of scholarships. The service will be a worship experience with guest speaker Bishop George Brooks and filled with songs of praise. The service will be live-streamed on Williams Memorial’s website.

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: NPHC presents Rafael Matos- Bridges Not Walls: Confronting Bias in Your Community
Celebrate MLK Day with National Pan-Hellenic Council and our special guest, Rafael Matos with Campuspeak as we engage in dynamic conversations on bias, stereotypes, and identity.Food will be provided. All are welcome!

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Service Projects for Monday, January 17, 2022

*Off-Campus Service Rescheduled Due to Weather

 

*Per Guilford County mandate, face masks required for all indoor service locations

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*All volunteers must register to participate.  Registration open until Friday, January 14.
Service Projects
LocationProject Leader
Packaging Seeds to Share

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

150 volunteers will be packaging, labeling, and counting vegetable seeds.

Slane, Indoor Basketball CourtGabi Bryce
Email: gbryce1@highpoint.edu
Virtual Philosophies of a Legacy

Time: 1:00-3:00p

Maximum participants: 30

Virtual discussion which will include of the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and why we celebrate the day. We will present a selection of Dr. King's philosophies and thoughts, connecting those to the current initiatives in High Point.
*Participants may also purchase school supplies through an Amazon Wish List that will be shipped directly to the Guilford Education Alliance for students in the community. To register, email Douglas Mathis at dmathis2@highpoint.edu
Virtual - Link will be provided upon registration.Douglas Mathis
Email: dmathis2@highpoint.edu
Thank a First Responder

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Full-Closed
12:00pm-1:00pm Full-Closed
1:00pm-2:00pm Full-Closed

Volunteers Needed: 6 (two per shift)

Volunteers will join SGA to host a note writing station on MLK Day to thank first responders for the incredible work they do.
Slane, Philanthropy TableGrayson Rachels
Email: grachel1@highpoint.edu
Rise Against Hunger
Closed to the public.

Time: 9:00am-11:00am; 11:00am-1:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm

The HPU Fellows Programs will pack nearly 50,000 meals to be shipped overseas to help reduce hunger throughout the world.
Dr. Paul Forshey
Email: pforshey@highpoint.edu
Children's Book Drive

January 10-17

HPU will be collecting new and gently used books to benefit the YWCA High Point Maternal Health Department. Donations will be presented to the YWCA on January 18.
Collection bins will be located at concierge desks throughout the HPU campus.
You may also purchase from their Amazon Wish List and items will be shipped directly.
Chloe Contreras
Email: ccontre2@highpoint.edu
CWC School Supply Drive

January 10-17

The Community Writing Center will be collecting school supplies and new or gently used book bags to benefit students in the CWC program. Donations will be presented to the Community Writing Center at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on January 17.
Collection bins will be located at concierge desks throughout the HPU campus.
You may also purchase from their Amazon Wish List and items will be shipped directly.
Natalie Lucas
Email: nlucas1@highpoint.edu
CWC Book Bag School Supply Packing Event
Closed to the public.

CWC Bonners and CWC Service Learners will pack donated book bags with school supplies to be presented to the Community Writing Center at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Natalie Lucas
Email: nlucas1@highpoint.edu
All off-campus service projects below will be rescheduled due to weather.
World Relief Warehouse Workday

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Full-Closed

Volunteers Needed: 30

Volunteers will be organizing/cleaning World Relief's warehouse space and will be moving items to maximize utilization.
155 Northpoint Ave., Unit 102
High Point, NC
Gabby Kozlowski
Email: gkozlow1@highpoint.edu
High Point Reads: Growing the Distance

Time: 1:00-2:00pm Full-Closed
2:00-3:00pm
3:00-4:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 6 (two per shift)

HPU volunteers will be reading stories about MLK Day and diversity to local enrichment center students. Volunteers will be provided the recommended book and tips for questions and discussions in one hour increments.
Growing the Distance
3793 Samet Dr, Ste. 125
High Point, NC
Heather Simmons
Email: hsimmon1@highpoint.edu
High Point Reads: Hartley Drive YMCA

Time: 10:00-11:00am; 11:00-12:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 6 (two per shift)

HPU volunteers will be reading stories about MLK Day and diversity to local enrichment center students. Volunteers will be provided the recommended book and tips for questions and discussions in one hour increments.
Hartley Drive YMCA
150 W. Hartley Dr.
High Point, NC
Heather Simmons
Email: hsimmon1@highpoint.edu
Staff The Antidote Movie Screening

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm; 4:00pm-5:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 6 (three per shift)

Volunteers will help set-up, break-down and provide childcare during the movie screening of The Antidote. The movie, by Kahne Cooperman and John Hoffman, is relevant to the work of Resilience High Point, as it highlights the power of compassion, decency, and community. The event is open to all community members and is intended to promote compassion within our community and spotlight the work of Resilience High Point.
Macedonia Family Resource Center
401 Lake Ave.
High Point, NC

Casey Tyndall
Email: ctyndal1@highpoint.edu
Guilford Education Alliance School Supply Drive

Participate virtually in a MLK Service Day project by purchasing school supplies through GEA's Amazon Wish List to support students throughout Guilford County. Items will be shipped directly to the organization.
Amazon Wish ListDouglas Mathis
Email: dmathis2@highpoint.edu
Building Garden Beds on East Street

Time: 11:00am-1:30pm

Volunteers Needed: 6

Calling all builders!! Volunteers will be rebuilding raised and ground level garden beds at the East Street Community Garden.
East Street Community Garden
1506 East Ave
High Point, NC
Gabby Kozlowski
Email: gkozlow1@highpoint.edu
Beeson Garden Preparation

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 10

Volunteers will meet at the Beeson Community Garden to weed and prepare for the new planting season.
Beeson Community Garden
2209 Geddie Pl
High Point, NC
Chloe Lewis
Email: clewis6@highpoint.edu
Burns Hill Food Pantry Workday

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 4

Volunteers will sort through food donations and organizing shelves.
Burns Hill Food Pantry
1208 R C Baldwin Ave.
High Point, NC
Gabby Kozlowski
Email: gkozlow1@highpoint.edu
Urban Orchard Tree Planting Preparation

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 20

Volunteers will prepare Growing High Point's Urban Orchard for the upcoming fruit tree planting season.
Growing High Point's Urban Orchard
(park at Southside Rec, follow the trail past the splash pad, past the bridge)
Chloe Lewis
Email: clewis6@highpoint.edu
D-Up Program Organization

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 20

The day will be dedicated to organizing the spaces of D-Up. Items will be organized to better serve the facility and program.
613 Washington St.
High Point, NC
Lillie Boyd: lillieboyd@gmail.com
D-Up Program Inventory

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 20

The day will be dedicated to the inventory of items in the spaces at D-Up.
613 Washington St.
High Point, NC
Lillie Boyd: lillieboyd@gmail.com
Keep High Point Beautiful Litter Pick-up

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Volunteers will pick up litter surrounding Hickory Chapel to help keep High Point beautiful.
Hickory Chapel
301 Hickory Chapel Rd.
High Point, NC
*Meet in the fellowship hall
Gianna Rizzo
Email: grizzo@highpoint.edu
Ward Street Community Resources Food Pantry Clean Up

Times: 10:00am-12:00pm; 12:00pm-2:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 12

Volunteers will clean up and re-organize the food pantry and storage areas of Ward Street Community Resources.
1619 W. Ward Ave.
High Point, NC
Clarinda Crawford
Email: ccrawford@wnccumc.net
West End Ministries Thrift Store Workday

Times: 10:00am-1:00pm Full-Closed; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Volunteers Needed: 20 (ten per shift)

West End Ministries received lots of clothes donations from the holidays. Volunteers will be sorting through the clothes in order to get the thrift store ready for the new year. Dress to work outside.
903 West English Rd.
High Point, NC
Gabby Kozlowski
Email: gkozlow1@highpoint.edu

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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 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.