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EIU Students to Serve at Standing Stone

Jan 12, 2012 - Dawn Thomson

mlk-jr.jpgThe Student Community Service office will be having its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday.

The service to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

Rachel Fisher, the director of the Student Community Service office, said this is the 26th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

"Since 1994 it has been highly encouraged to be a day of service," Fisher said. "So here at the university the last few years, our office has coordinated MLK Jr. Day of Service."

Fisher said there are different projects that will interest the many different students on campus.

"This year is by far the richest year of service we have," Fisher said. "We have nine service projects."

The projects range from seed sorting, to making teddy bears, to giving an elementary school a makeover. Volunteers will help sort clothes and donations at the Catholic Charities.

The Charleston Fire Department will also work with volunteers to hand out fire safety kits to the community.

Volunteers will help paint, organize and clean Standing Stone, a new community donation center.

Read the full article from The Daily Eastern News


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