On Monday of this week, we had a great turnout for our MLK Day of Service. 70 students and a dozen team leaders, as well as 6 AmeriCorps VISTA's from GFGH took part in the challenge, serving a combined 520 hours at local non-profits.
We have about 100 photos posted on our Facebook page if you want to check them out and we'll try to have a slideshow up soon as well.
Many thanks go out to our sponsors; the Corporation for National & Community Service, and Wisconsin Campus Compact, for providing us with a grant to fund the day's activities; Wilmington College for giving us a space to host our event, vehicles for volunteers to get to their sites, and for the staff and faculty who volunteered as team leaders; and to Chipotle of Jeffersonville, for feeding our volunteers lunch. It was delicious!
Following our Day of Service, we kicked off a canned food drive in the local community, which will end on Friday, January 20th. The proceeds from this drive will go to the local food pantries and shelters.