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CANCELLED! - MLK Day of Service

(Cancelled) was Monday, January 21st, 2019
This event has been cancelled.

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Serve your local community on this National Day of Service. Turn a “day off” into a “day on.” Students, faculty, staff and their families will serve a variety of organizations making a difference in our community. We will celebrate and reflect on our service over lunch workshops hosted by Hillel Jewish Student Center and the Department of Pan African Studies.

If you have any question please contact our office at: volunteer@kent.edu





Lunch and Transportation is provided 

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Please bring Kent State ID (This is needed for FlashPerks)

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226 Positions Filled | 1 Impact | 5 Hours

Location: Meeting location:, African Community Theatre, Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 230, 225 Terrace Drive, Kent, OH 44242

Shifts (10)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Talk, laugh, and play bingo with local senior citizens.

Join residents at Kentway Senior Living in a morning of friendship across difference.
15/15
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Talk, laugh, and bowl with community members with different abilities.

Join Unified Resources Recreation Team at the Eastway Bowling Alley for a morning of friendship across difference. Unified Resources provides employment, recreation, and transportation opportunities to those with developmental disabilities.
22/22
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Begin renovations for a new children's activity room at Upper Room Ministries. Clear out and organize the space, remove existing carpet, and paint the walls, ceiling grids, and trim.

Upper Room provides community programming including festivals, free meal programs and more. Once this space is renovated, they will provide an after school program for children focuses on the arts.
14/14
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Work on a community house in a nearby neighborhood by painting, removing furniture, tapping wood work and windows, and patching holes.

Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides medical, residential, recreational and work training services to 1,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities. The organization provides services to children and young adults at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. It also supports adults in community-based homes throughout Ohio.
8/8
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Prepare free, healthy meals for community members. By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen prepares 300 nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be donated to local organizations that provide free meals in the community15/15
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Cut, sew and construct reusable menstruation kits so girls worldwide can have an equitable opportunity for education. During the project, there will be a showing of the documentary "Girl Rising," which tells the stories of nine girls from nine different developing countries as the strive for education and equal rights.

Hillel will host this Days for Girls Project. Days for Girls International is a nonprofit organization which provides sustainable menstrual health products to females in developing countries who would otherwise have to miss school during their menstrual cycles. The organization supports women's rights to education and sanitary health practices as well as enhancing sustainability to protect the environment.
35/35
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Color, cut, and create interactive kits to accompany the book “Are You My Mother.”

United Way of Portage County believes all children should be successful in school. One of the biggest success milestones is reading at 3rd grade level in 3rd grade. Come join us in making literacy kits that will be distributed to approximately 650 kindergartners in late Spring.
50/50
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Turn new or gently used T-shirts into reusable grocery bags.

Bags will be donated to the Kent State Women’s Center for participants to use in the free food pantry.
30/30
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Learn to make knitted hats using looms. Hats will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness. No experience is required, and all materials will be supplied.30/30
Start: Mon, Jan 21, 8:30AM
End: Mon, Jan 21, 1:45PM
Prepare and serve a free breakfast for the annual celebration of Dr. King at a local community center.

Skeels-Mathews Community Center seeks to improve the educational, physical, cultural, social, recreational and governmental aspects of the community and surrounding areas.
7/7