The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting several service projects on Saturday, January 14th as part of OSU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Weeklong Celebration. This is part of the 25th Annual MLK Day of Service. On Saturday, January 14th we will come together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and help further his dream by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a strong communities.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in service projects throughout the morning at various nonprofits in Corvallis as well as in the large food collection project taking place in the afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. All transportation will be provided and all projects will meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”


Current MLK Projects for Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Stone Soup – serving meals
8am to 12pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 7:30am
5 volunteers needed

Community Outreach, Inc. (homeless shelter and human services for low income populations)
9am to 12pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 8:30am
Up to 15 volunteers (20 max)

Trillium Family Services (the largest mental health services provider in the State of Oregon)
9am to 12pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 8:30am
12 volunteers needed

South Corvallis Food Bank – painting floors
12:30-4:30pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 12pm
4 volunteers needed

Food Drive Bag Distribution
1:30pm to 3:30pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 1pm
Up to 100 volunteers
All food collected will be donated to the OSU Food Pantry and Linn Benton Food Share

Corvallis Parks & Rec – outdoor environmental work at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
1:30-4:30pm, meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse at 1pm
10 volunteers needed

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to Emily Bowling at 541-737-7673 or

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