“What Are You Doing for Others?”
January 21, 2013
WHAT IS IT?
In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service, thus MLK Day of Service was born. This day allows for people all across the United States to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through service! Since 2002, Athens-Clarke County has joined in this effort to create a better America in honor of the man who made that his life goal. HandsOn NEGA is excited to be spearheading this day of service for the 11th year. Last year we had 35 sites and over 1,000 volunteers and we are looking forward to an even more successful day this year!
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteer registration is now up!
UGA STUDENTS: All of the slots available through Volunteer Connect are full, so please register for one of the projects on the HandsOn website!
ALL OTHER VOLUNTEERS should sign-up on the HandsOn website.
This year we will not be having a breakfast, so all volunteers should meet at their individual sites at 9 am. We do still have some other great events happening throughout the weekend though, so make sure you check them out!
We will be doing a canned food drive this year! Please bring non-perishable items with you to your project site.
First Presbyterian of Athens is offering child care to parents who want to volunteer on the day of service. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot!
Don’t forget – all volunteers under the age of 18 must have a signed Youth Permission Form!
T-SHIRTS ARE ON SALE NOW through January 25th!
Adult sizes only. All shirts must be picked up from the Community Connection office (1865 W Broad St, Suite C, Athens, GA 30606). You will be emailed when the shirts are available for pick-up.
Please nominate an inspirational senior adult in your life for the 29th Annual Inspiration Award presented by the Mayor’s Office and the Athens Community Council on Aging. This award will be presented along with three other volunteer awards during the Lyndon House Arts Celebration on January 20th. Here is the nomination form!
Thank you, 2012 volunteers!
Many thanks to our sponsors and the agencies involved in our planning committee!
Service for Peace, Corporation for Nation & Community Service, MLKDay.gov, Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia Power, Athens-Clarke County Mayor’s Fund, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, RubySue Graphics, Athens-Clarke County Human & Economic Development, Trader Joe’s, Pepsi, Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, & Earth Fare.
Athens Community Council on Aging, Athens Land Trust, ACC Leisure Services, ACC Stormwater, Clarke County School District, Community Connection of NEGA, Extra Special People, Family Connection – Communities in Schools, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, UGA Center for Leadership and Service, & UGA Office of Institutional Diversity as well as community member Phil Caskey.