MLK Day of Service


MLK Day, January 16, 2012

A community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

SERVE. ENGAGE. CELEBRATE!

Contact Stephanie Corbett for more information: 515-268-5323 or stephanie.corbett@vcstory.org

Serve

Join an MLK Service Project:

  • Assemble care packages for families at ACCESS, the local domestic violence shelter
    • PROJECT IS FULL
    • Sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Story County & United Ames
    • Location:  Auditorium of the Collegiate United Methodist & Wesley Foundation Annex (130 South Sheldon Ave, Ames 50014)
    • Time: 10am-12pm
    • Needs up to 50 volunteers
  • Accept, sort, & process donations at the Ames Goodwill
    • PROJECT IS FULL
    • Location: Ames Goodwill, 3718 Lincoln Way
    • Time: 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm, scheduled time flexible
    • Needs up to 15 volunteers
  • Create  Greeting cards for Birthright of Ames' clients & donors
    • Location: Birthright of Ames, 108 Hayward Avenue
    • Time: Stop in between 10am and 4pm
    • Needs up to 25 volunteers, best for volunteers ages 4-16
  • Supermarket Stakeout food drive for the MICA food pantry
    • PROJECT IS FULL
    • Sponsored by the Wesley Foundation
    • Location: various grocery stores
    • Time: 10am-2pm, for 1-2 hours
    • Needs a minimum of 8 volunteers
  • Clean & Organize Shelter Rooms
    • PROJECT IS FULL
    • Sponsored by ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support)
    • Time: 10am-2pm, scheduled time flexible
    • Needs up to 15 volunteers

Click here to register for a service project!

If you've already signed-up to volunteer, please remember to print and fill out a photo release form (volunteers under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the form) and bring to the event.

Engage

Film and Discussion

Location: Collegiate United Methodist & Wesley Foundation Annex, 130 South Sheldon, Ames

Time: 1-3 pm

View the documentary, "Food Stamped;" with 1 out of 8 Americans on food assistance, this documentary explores America's food system & if people can eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.  Following the film, discuss Story County's hidden hunger & how we can work toward Dr. King's vision of a community that does not allow hunger, poverty, & homelessness to exist.

High school age and older are encouraged to attend the film and discussion!

Learn more about the film HERE!

Sunday Supper

Location: First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Ave.)

Time: Sunday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America's Sunday Supper invites people from all backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each person has to make a difference! In Ames, we’ll be gathering at First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Ave.) on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30.  The Sunday Supper will take place along with Food at First, the free meal program.  To sign up (not required, just helps with the planning), go to www.meetup.com/MLKDaySundaySuppers/

Celebrate

Dr. King Birthday Celebration

Location: Ames Middle School

Time: 6-7:30pm

Have a slice of birthday cake and socialize at the Ames Middle School while enjoying music from the Ames High School Jazz Band from 6-6:30pm.

Program will begin at 6:30pm. A variety of community groups will present songs, skits and speeches celebrating the life and inspiration of Dr. King.

















Food Drive

A food drive will be conducted throughout MLK Day - canned food and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at the Collegiate United Methodist & Wesley Foundation Annex's auditorium during the day (9am-4pm) or at the Celebration event in the evening.  Donations will be donated to the MICA food pantry.