MLK Day Volunteer Events

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin
Project Name: Martin Luther King Day VITA Site
Purpose: To provide free tax preparation and Financial Information to low income individuals.
Location:
1302 Mendota St
Madison WI
Time: 8:00 AM to 1 PM or by appointment
Contact Name: Ami El Sharief
Phone Number: 608-246-3140 ext 112



Goodwill of North Georgia
Project Name: Martin Luther King Day of Service
Organizer: Hands On Atlanta
Location:
National Divine Spiritual Church
18th and Jackson St
Activities: Painting, landscaping, cleaning of debris and other needed activities.
Contact Name: Brian Payne
Phone Number: 404-906-6356



Heart of Texas Goodwill
Project Name: MLK Day of Service 2010
When: Monday, January 18 at 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch served at 11:30)
Activities: The day will include: gardening, educational booths related to gardening and nutrition, as well lunch.
Locations:
Brazos Middle School
Carver Park Baptist Church
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Provident Heights
Rapoport Academy
Speegleville Elementary
West Avenue Elementary
Woodway Elementary
World Hunger Relief, Inc.
Contact Name: Bethel Erickson
Phone Number: 254-799-5611
Email: vista@worldhungerrelief.org



Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia
Project Name: Hands On Macon MLK Day 2010
Location: Various Locations in Macon, Georgia
Activities: Removing graffiti
Contact Name: Kevin Barrere
Phone Number: 478-320-1466
Email: kevinlbarrere@gmail.com
Project Name: Hands On Milledgeville MLK Day 2010 Project
Contact Name: Kendall Stiles
Email: kendall.stiles@gcsu.edu



Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers

Project Name Activities Location Date Contact
Open Door Assist Homeless in the area; is going out to provide blankets, sleeping bags, hot food, hot coffee, and fellowship with the homeless community. Columbus, GA Jan 14, 5PM-9PM Officer Norton, Columbus Police Department
VITA Center Assist in Tax Returns for those people in poverty for no cost; in partnership with local United Way Columbus, GA Jan 15 Kari Finley-VITA
The King Day Celebration 2010 To celebrate Martin Luther King. Albany, GA Jan 18 Helen Young

Contact Name: Carole Ann Fields
Phone Number: 706-256-1844)
Email: cfields@gwisr.org



Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, Inc.
Project Name: United We Serve
Purpose: We will be serving a “Celebrate Diversity” meal to the Goodwill Inn Shelter guests in honor and memory of Martin Luther King. We will be fulfilling one of MLK’s life’s works, “that through service, hunger and discrimination can be overcome”.
Location:
Goodwill Inn
2943 Keystone
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Time: 5:00 pm
Contact Name: Laurie Durga
Phone Number: 590-1408



Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

  • Project Name: Life in Norumbega County
    Purpose: Come join us while participants role play a small town harboring an escaped slave in the 1850’s. The purpose of the scenario is to show the moral and ethical complexities of civil disobedience and to make the story personal to the young people who act in this role play session. The program is open to others as spectators and will be open to the public 1 – 4 PM.
    Location:
    The Game Loft
    78A Main Street
    Belfast ME 04915
    (207) 338-6447
    Date: Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18
    Location: The Black Bear Inn (17th) and Probate Courthouse (18th)
    Email: thegameloft@spurwink.org
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  • Project Name: MLK Day of Service – Memoir Writing Workshops
    Purpose: This project will include 60 USM RA’s, 120 youth and staff from Reiche and East End Elementary School, LearningWorks and AmeriCorps VISTAs USM’s Office of Community Engagement. An estimated 200 people will be involved.
    Contact Name: David Cimato
    Phone Number: 780-4209
    Email: dcimato@usm.maine.edu
    Project Name: Wolfe’s Neck Farm
    Purpose: Wolfe’s Neck Farm volunteers will serve by learning to grow food in indoor containers – a gardening method that is available to almost all people, regardless of class, economic standing, or time of the year. We will serve ourselves and our families by learning how to grow food, and we will serve our larger community by donating half of the vegetables to our local food pantry. Participants will also examine food in justice by participating in a “World Lunch.” By experiencing firsthand the unequal distribution of food across the world and in our communities, we will be challenged to address hunger and poverty.
    Contact Name: Liz Brownlee
    Phone Number: 865.4363
    Email: lbrownlee@wolfesneckfarm.org
  • Project Name: ReGift it!
    Purpose: Our project hopes to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to strengthen our community and bridge social barriers. By collecting unwanted goods and redistributing them in the community, we will be meeting real needs for Maine people who are struggling to purchase normal goods in this tight economy. AmeriCorps Alums of Portland, Maine believes that sharing goods and services is one of the best ways to make use of our community’s scarce resources and sees that the values of Martin Luther King will be upheld as we work toward social justice in this way. ReGift It! hopes that your unwanted goods will go to someone who can use them, recycling within the community and keeping them out of landfills.
    When: Monday, January 18, 2010 from 11am-3pm.
    Location:
    First Parish UU Church
    425 Congress Street
    Portland, ME.
    Contact Name: Caitlyn Horose
    Phone Number: 720-298-2490
    Email: portlandregiftit@gmail.com
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