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Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday Service Project

January 19, 2019


  Thank you for your interest in volunteering Jan. 19 at the Martin Luther              King Jr. Saturday Service Project. Service options are listed below.
  Most projects start at 9 am (exceptions are noted by the project) and
  finish at noon. Breakfast and check-in take place at the project site
  starting at 8:30 am. 

 

Project Options: 

 

Bags to Beds

About: Volunteers will take recycled plastic bags and turn them into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

Age requirements: none

Other notes: Feel free to bring any plastic grocery bags of your own if you have them.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

About: Weather permitting, volunteers will hang posters and distribute flyers to various coffee shops and community centers.

Address: 2121 S. State Street

Age requirements: Must be 16 years of age to participate.

Other notes: Dress for cold weather.  Wear durable and comfortable shoes.

 

Crossroads Thrift Store

About: Volunteers will help with cleaning, organizing, and sorting clothes and other items.

Address: 1385 Indiana Avenue (800 S)

Age requirements: none

 

Crossroads Urban Center

About: Volunteers will perform a deep cleaning of the building and potentially stuff mailers to clients of Crossroads Urban Center.

Address: 347 S 400 E

Age requirements: none

 

For the Kids

About: Volunteers will sort food donations to be assembled in backpacks that children can take home to have food to eat over the weekend.

Address: 824 S 400 W

Age requirements: none

 

Friends for Sight

About: Volunteers will be trained on vision screening protocols to be used at vision screening events later in the semester.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

Age requirements: Must be 18 years of age to participate

Other notes: This training is for those who are able to contribute at least 15 hours of service within the next year. Please plan accordingly. Ideally, to attain these hours, you will need to have a weekday morning or two available to serve.

 

Knitting Necessities

About: Volunteers will knit hats for newborns.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

 

Maliheh Free Clinic

About: Volunteers will participate in a deep cleaning of the building to help provide services to the clinic’s clients.

Address: 941 E 3300 S

 

Ronald McDonald House  **** Note Change in Time

Time: 7:30 am – 10:30 am

About: Volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast to patients and families staying at the house.

Address: 935 E South Temple

Age requirements: Must be 13 years of age to participate

Other notes: Please note the time difference on this project.

 

Utah Food Bank  *** Note shuttle time 

About: Sorting food donations, assembling food boxes, repackaging bulk food into family-sized amounts, or labeling food for distribution.

Address: 900 W 3150 S

Transportation: A shuttle will be provided and will leave from the Union building at 8:30 am.

Age requirements: All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age

Other notes: Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and comfortable clothing. Breakfast for this project will take place at the A. Ray Olpin Union before departure to the Utah Food Bank.

 

YWCA

About: Volunteers will sort donations and clean and organize classrooms

Address: 322 E 300 S.

Register here

 

 

Last Updated: 12/6/18