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MLK Day of Service


MLK Joint Day of Service

Feed the Children / MDHA Senior High Rises / Project C.U.R.E.
Bailey STEM Middle School / Nashville Rescue Mission Women's Program / Soles4Souls / Habitat ReStore

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Kean Hall
Tennessee State University
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join more than 300 volunteers from Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb, Tennessee State University, Trevecca and Vanderbilt, as well as other area colleges and universities in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to alleviate hunger in Middle TN, around the nation and throughout the world through sorting food and cleaning supplies at Feed the Children, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E. and sorting recycled building materials at Habitat ReStore. We'll also partner with Soles4Souls to sort shoes at their warehouse, paint the cafeteria at Bailey Middle School, organize and clean at the Nashville Rescue Mission Women's Shelter, and have the opportunity to prepare and distribute disaster preparedness kits to senior citizens at the Hadley Park Towers and I.W. Gernert apartment complexes.

We'll gather at Kean Hall on the TSU campus for fellowship, orientation, and a kick-off rally before dividing into groups and going to the service projects.  We'll assemble together again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.

Register here

Dear Volunteers,

The event will begin at Kean Hall of Tennessee State University which is on the corner of John A. Merritt Blvd and 33rd St. Here is a link to the campus map: http://www.tnstate.edu/ContactUs/CampusMap.htm. We will share a meal together, have a brief program, and then depart to a variety of service sites. Afterwards, we'll gather again at Kean Hall for a time of reflection and celebration.


11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Sign-in/ Registration and Lunch (pizza)
12:00 -12:30 p.m. - Presentation/ Speaker
12:45 p.m. - Depart for Service Sites
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Serving at service sites
3:15 p.m. - Reflection + snacks
4:00 p.m. - End

Gold Sponsors:


This MLK Day of Service project is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.






Office of Active Citizenship and Service


Silver Sponsors:






Bronze Sponsor:


Rescue Shelter

Women's Program

Following God's command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission Women's Program is a place where women who are homeless, abused or chemically dependent can find refuge, safety and healing at the Nashville Rescue Mission. During her stay, a woman will receive Christian counseling, including one-on-one as well as group sessions, learn how to heal from past wounds and open up to new, healthy relationships. She will also have an opportunity to study the Bible and participate in the education program in order to improve her academic and employment skills or obtain her GED.


At Bailey STEM Magnet, we seek to grow a culture and community defined by innovation, exploration, and design thinking; lifelong learners; rigorous and relevant project-based learning; collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.


Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. has reached the medically underserved in more than 130 countries around the world. With the help of many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those in need across the globe, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world.


Feed the Children is an organizaton where people can donate money to help children around the world that are in poverty. They feed children from all over and also provide them with necessary school supplies so that they have a chance to learn. In additon to that, Feed the Children also distribute aid when a disaster strikes. They restore hope and provide help for those who are suffering and in need.


Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.


Habitat for Humanity ReStores sell used and new home and office furnishings and building supplies to help support the work of Habitat for Humanity, an organization that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat family partnerships enable dignity of life for those who choose it and work to achieve it, help to create safer neighborhoods for more children, and facilitate a pathway of hope for those they serve.

For more information, contact Tim Stewart, tim.stewart@belmont.edu, 615-460-5431.