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“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!

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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?!


Project List

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
Location: Feedmore 
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


 

Sign Up

We need a special favor from everyone when you sign up.
For example, if you sign up for Feed More, and you tell us you plan on bringing two friends, we need you to sign up the two friends as well. Every individual who plans to participate at a site needs to sign up. This would include a child who plans to go with a parent to work, for example at the Sherbourne Food Pantry. Having this information allows us to track the counts at each site. Some sites have limits to the number of people they can reasonably handle. So when you sign up, be sure to register everyone who will be traveling with you to that work site!

MLK Saturday

  • Which organization will you work with on Saturday?
  • Please let us know the total number of participants including yourself!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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