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MLK Day of Service

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MLK Joint Day of Service

Fisk University

with projects at Feed the Children and Other Sites Dealing With Food Security, Service to Veterans and Other Community Needs

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018

Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

10:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

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

 

Online Registration is Now Closed!

Onsite Registration Begins at Fisk at 10:30 a.m.

Important Information for Volunteers!

 

Join 400+ volunteers from Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb, Meharry, Nashville State, 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 projects such as donating and sorting food at Feed the Children and a sweet potato drop, working in urban gardens including the Trevecca Urban Farm, Johnson School and The Nashville Food Project, packing 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, walking shelter dogs with Tails of the Trail and sorting donations at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.

We'll gather at Fisk University for fellowship, orientation, and a kick-off rally in Fisk's historic chapel where Dr. King spoke when he visited campus, before dividing into groups and going to the service projects.  We'll assemble together again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.

 

Dear Volunteers,

The event will begin at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208.  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 Fisk for a time of reflection and celebration.

Schedule:

10:30 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 - 3:30 p.m. - Serving at service sites
4:00 p.m. - Reflection + snacks
4:30 p.m. - End

Gold Sponsors:

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Office of Active Citizenship and Service

 

 

Silver Sponsors:

 

 

Bronze Sponsor:

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Service Sites (so far):

Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which we were founded 35 years ago and the one that we continue to fight for each and every day.

We know it takes the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. We connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.

We are taking a stand and we will not rest until every child has enough to eat.



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The Trevecca Urban Farm was inspired as a teaching tool to equip students to help food-insecure neighborhoods around the world. In the heart of Nashville, livestock guardian dogs oversee our heritage goats, pigs, and chickens as they graze Trevecca’s campus and lots nearby. A worm farm, an aquaponics fish farm, campus composting, beekeeping, urban orchard, greenhouse, vegetable garden, and two additional community gardens produce abundantly within view of Nashville’s skyscrapers.

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Habitat of Greater Nashville operates four retail centers, the ReStores, in three counties that are open to the public and sell used and new home and office furnishings and building supplies donated from individuals and companies. Proceeds from the ReStores have helped fund homes for more than 25 low-income families over the last decade.

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Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

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PTM is an afterschool and mentoring organization founded in 1998 to confront many of the problems present in the Preston Taylor public housing area, problems like drug use, gang involvement, teenage pregnancy, illiteracy, poor school performance, and crime. In order to provide hope for children and families living in this environment, PTM sponsors several avenues for building life-changing relationships. At PTM it’s about relationships!

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Room In The Inn seeks to provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

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PENCIL is the premier organization linking community resources to Metro Nashville Public Schools. Thanks to dedicated PENCIL Partners, students work in state-of-the-art laboratories alongside teachers and industry professionals. Teachers design lesson plans that cross the traditional boundaries of education - like linking data points in algebra with students' Agricultural Science classes. Dedicated volunteers regularly donate one lunch hour a week to help a child improve his or her reading comprehension. Businesses work to create an engaged and excited student pipeline interested in their industry through internships and job shadowing.

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