Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Host Sites Needed for MLK Day Challenge

On Monday, January 16th the VISTAs at Grow Food, Grow Hope will make the National Holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a 'Day On' instead of a 'Day Off'. We will join with student and community volunteers to celebrate the memory of Dr. King through service projects in our local area.

The MLK Day Challenge consists of one day of intense service, whereby volunteer teams will go out into the community to tackle service projects for local non-profits. This is service that will have a lasting impact on the community and it will challenge volunteers to use their problem-solving and communication skills to complete the job in just a few short hours.

We are currently seeking host sites for these service projects. If you are a non-profit in the Wilmington area and have a project that you have wanted to do, but just haven’t had the time or means to do it, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are seeking projects that have a definite start and finish to them and can be completed in about 3 hours by 5-10 capable workers who will have a budget of close to $100. Examples of projects may include painting a mural, cleaning a space, demolition, cooking a meal, refurbishing, outdoor maintenance, creating care packages or anything else your organization may need.

Projects will be completed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16th, 2012 from 11:00am-2:00pm. If you are interested in participating as a host site for the MLK Day Challenge, please complete an application and return it to:

Center for Service and Civic Engagement
Wilmington College
1870 Quaker Way Box #1145
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Or you can also fax it to (937)383-8560 Attn: Amy Volz

Applications must be received by Wednesday January, 4th 2012. We will be choosing 5 locations to host a project, organizations will be notified by Friday, January 6, 2012. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Grow, Food Grow Hope at the information listed below. For more information on the MLK Day Challenge, please visit

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