"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Day of Service - January 21, 2013
Since January 2005, the Bridgewater State University community has honored the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving others in Southeastern Massachusetts. This year will be no different. On Monday, January 21, 2013 the Community Service Center invites you to join together with people of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.
This year's annual MLK Day of Service will feature volunteer opportunities at a variety of locations, offering something for everyone. Sites and projects include:
Jumpstart Bridgewater- on campus, 11:00am-2:00pm
Making materials for head start partners in Brockton & Taunton; making sandwiches for The Table; making activity books for Childrens Hospital, Boston Number of Volunteers = 100
Social Justice focus-Poverty & Literacy
Father Bill's Distribution Center- Brockton, 11:30am-3:30pm
Sorting donations and cleaning up the weir house
Number of Volunteers= 14
Social Justice focus-Hunger and Homelessness
Cradles to Crayons- Boston, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sorting donations & shopping for children
Number of Volunteers = 25
Social Justice focus-Poverty
VA Hospital- Brockton, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Interacting with the veterans
Number of Volunteers = 15 including members of Afro-Am
Social Justice focus- Veterans
Girls, Inc.- Taunton, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Painting, decorating & cleaning
Number of Volunteers = 14
Social Justice focus- Empowerment of young girls
Bridgewater Nursing Home- Bridgewater, 12:45pm-3:15pm
Interacting with elderly residents
Number of Volunteers = 10
Social Justice focus- Ableism and the Elderly
Gifts to Give- New Bedford, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sorting donations at warehouse
Number of Volunteers = 120 people from The Bridge Project including both students and their parents
Social Justice focus-Youth development
Refreshments and snacks will be served and all volunteers will receive an MLK Day t-shirt. Plan to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by taking action to help your neighbors and community.
Dr. King sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Working alongside individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, Dr. King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings. On January 21, 2013, Americans across the country will again honor King's legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday...
A Day On, Not a Day Off!
Community Service Center · Bridgewater State University · Campus Center Rm.109
19 Park Avenue · Bridgewater, MA 02325 · 508.531.2446 · email@example.com
Last Modified: December 19, 2012