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MLK Day of Service


MLK Joint Day of Service

McKissack Middle School / 2nd Harvest Food Bank / Hadley Park / Project C.U.R.E.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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 helping to paint McKissack Middle School, alleviate hunger in Middle TN through sorting food at Second Harvest Food Bank, paint a mural at Hadley Park Community Center, sort medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E., and help the Christian Women's Job Corps of Middle TN move to their new location!

We'll gather at Kean Hall on the TSU campus for fellowship 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.

Registration Closed

All available spots are reserved

Contact Allison Long to be added to the wait list in case spots become available,
or check out one of the other MLK Day volunteer opportunities available that day
on the Hands On Nashville website!

Dear Volunteers,

Thanks to those of you who signed up for the Martin Luther King Joint Day of Service event on Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 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.




Silver Sponsor:


Bronze Sponsor:


McKissack Middle School


Serving over 400 students in grades 5 - 8, the mission of McKissack Middle School is for the staff to provide a secure and engaging learning environment by which students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet or exceed the district and state standards by collaboration with qualified staff and stakeholders. Their motto is "Failure is not an option."


Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee. A member of Feeding America, Second Harvest has a network of over 400 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other nonprofits serving hungry people. Second Harvest depends on volunteers, food donations and monetary gifts to meet the overwhelming need for food assistance in our community. Our efficiency allows us to provide four meals for every dollar donated. Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. Together, we can fight hunger and feed hope.


Operated by Metro Nashville's Parks and Recreation, Hadley Park Community Center offers patrons of all ages a modern, safe and friendly place to exercise, recreate and meet friends in the heart of historic North Nashville.


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.


Christian Women's Job Corps of Middle TN exists to create a community where all individuals can experience transformation of body, mind, heart and spirit. Their mission is to empower individuals to break harmful cycles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring and resources.

For more information, contact Allison Long, allison.long@belmont.edu, 615-460-5445, or Tim Stewart, tim.stewart@belmont.edu, 615-460-5431.