“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Note: Due to the forecasted weather on Monday, January 21, we have moved all of Monday’s scheduled MLK Day of Service projects to Saturday, January 19.
There will NOT be MLK service projects on Monday. Instead we will spend our Saturday morning in service to our neighbors.
Perhaps you are available to help on Saturday but previously were not. If so, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to let us know you will be participating!
Some serving opportunities will be designated specifically for young families–this is a great opportunity to encourage even the littlest among us to serve others. Will you serve your neighbors on Saturday?!
Saturday, January 19
Location: Trinity UMC/Sherbourne Delivery
Sherbourne UMC in Richmond’s Southside maintains a food pantry to help feed those in their immediate area. Clients come every Wednesday to get a bag of groceries for themselves and their family. Trinity has been a partner with Sherbourne for many years.
Time: 9 AM-12 AM
Ages: All Ages
Project: Loading Trinity’s vans with food collected, deliver it to Sherbourne’s food pantry.
Location: Community Food Collaborative
Transforming community health, wealth, and vitality by re-imagining our relationships to food and farming.
Food and farming affect every aspect of our lives. But for many of us, our connections to them have been broken. From seed to sale, we see every plant we grow as an opportunity to heal and nourish our schools, homes, and communities. Our farms are living laboratories where youth apply academic content while cultivating social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Families are empowered to eat, learn, and grow together through the experience of nutritious, delicious fresh food right in their own neighborhood.
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
Ages: All Ages. (16 and under must have adults with them)
Tools/Clothes Required: water bottle, sunscreen comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes
Project: Various projects, planting, weeding, seeding, harvesting
Location: The Doorways
The Doorways (formerly Hospitality House) provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.” We’re Richmond’s premier provider of temporary lodging and non-medical services to patients and their families referred through our participating Richmond-area hospital partners, including: VCU Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Sheltering Arms Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia, Retreat Hospital, Hospice of Virginia and Veritas Collaborative.
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
Ages: All Ages
Project: various projects
Pre-Project Friday, January 18
FeedMore collects, prepares and distributes food to our neighbors in need through its programs and Network of Agencies.
Time: 8:30 AM-12 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Project: Packing groceries for malnourished seniors
We need a special favor from everyone when you sign up.