Friday, January 17, 2014

UIS students to volunteer during MLK Jr. Day of Service

WHAT: Approximately 50 students, in coordination with the University of Illinois Springfield Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, will return to campus a day early to participate in four local projects: door-to-door distribution of American Red Cross fire safety and disaster preparedness on Springfield’s east side, preparing meals for Sojourn Shelter clients, building play sets and furniture out of reused and recycled materials with Habitat for Humanity, and sorting medical supplies with Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach.

The service events are part of a day long leadership and service retreat that will conclude with a keynote address from Erika Harold (Former Miss USA, U of I and Harvard alumna, and current congressional candidate). The effort is part of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014
Service Projects: 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Keynote from 3 to 4 p.m.

Service Locations:
Red Cross: Various neighborhoods on the east side of Springfield.
Habitat for Humanity: 3040 Honlin Pkwy.
Sojourn Shelter: Housing Commons UIS Campus
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach: 4930 Laverna Rd.

Keynote Location:
Student Life Building Multipurpose Room – UIS Campus

For more details, contact Mark Dochterman at

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