Friday, January 13, 2012

MLK Day Collegiate Challenge


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We currently have 85 participants signed up to take part in the MLK Day Collegiate Challenge at Wilmington College. This is a dedicated group, choosing to make the National Holiday into a “day on” instead of a “day off”. Students, College faculty and staff, and VISTAs from Grow Food, Grow Hope will take part in the day of service, volunteering at six local non-profits. Teams will have just three hours to complete their projects and a budget of around $100 a piece. Funding for the day of service comes to us from a grant from Wisconsin Campus Compact and the Center for National & Community Service.

The day of service which has an Olympic theme will kick off at 9:30am in the McCoy Room in Kelley Center on the Wilmington College Campus. Volunteers will be fed a light breakfast provided by Sodexo and at 11:00, teams will head out to their respective service sites to begin their work.

Teams will do such tasks as; painting, cleaning and organizing, and light repairs. When volunteers have completed their challenge, serving for a total of 255 combined hours, they will return to the college where a free lunch from Chipotle of Jeffersonville will be waiting for them. During the meal, teams will be asked to reflect on their service experiences.

Later in the evening, Wilmington College is hosting MLK Convocation Celebration and will kick off the start of a 5 day canned food drive which will end on Friday, January 20th. For information on where to donate, please contact Meghan Otto.

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