MACON, Ga. – Mercer University's Center for Leadership and Volunteerism will hold its second annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20, as students will participate in six different service projects across Macon.
"What makes this year's event particularly special is that it falls within our celebration of Mercer's 50th anniversary of integration," said Coordinator of Community Engagement Chelsea Flieger. "We are excited to share this day of service with so many Mercer students on Monday and to help them find new and exciting ways to engage with the Macon community and to honor Dr. King's legacy."
Students will participate in two different painting projects at the Fuller Center for Housing, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; prepare indoor walls for painting at the Macon Rescue Mission, 10-11 a.m.; sort clothes and other items for sale at Goodwill, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; play games and serve lunch at Daybreak Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and play games and visit with residents at Heritage Healthcare of Macon, 3-4 p.m.
Students will also participate in the annual MLK March downtown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Center for Leadership and Volunteerism is a clearinghouse for volunteer services at Mercer, matching community organizations and agencies with student volunteers and organizations through volunteer fairs and placements. The Center also places interested students, including work-study students, in tutoring positions in Bibb County through the America Reads/America Counts Program, and works to support the University's student-led service organizations, as well.