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MLK Service Day

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Service Day HSD

During 2018's MLK Celebration, a series of civic engagement opportunities are available during Loyola's MLK Service Day! Dr. King believed in communities coming together to help one another learn, share, and engage in respectful, productive, and transformative discussion.

Loyola is excited to announce we have partnered with the following organizations for a day of service, fellowship, and fun on January 26, 2018:

Water Tower Campus Locations

  • Covenant House Illinois - 30 West Chicago Avenue
    • One shift: 10:30AM - 2:00PM
      • 6 volunteers max per volunteer shift
    • Lunch and fellowship, including bingo and music
    • Sort donations

  • Labre (All Saints Chapel, on the 3rd floor of the Terry Student Center - Special Instructions below)
    • One shift: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • We begin with prayer, followed by visiting the homeless on the streets. We then return to All Saints Chapel and spend time reflecting on the human dignity of those whom we have encountered.
    • Sign-up Early:
      • Sign into OrgSync
      • Go to the Labre Portal and become a member via the green button at the top right.
      • Go to the Events tab
      • Indicate "YES" in RSVP if you will be attending Labre this week.

    Health Sciences Division Location

    • Mission of Our Lady of the Angels - 3808 W. Iowa St
      • One shift: 9:00AM-12:00PM
        • 15-20 volunteers
      • Renovation, moving, and cleaning.
      • Please contact Ariana Lewis if you are interested in volunteering.

    Lake Shore Campus Locations

    • Pan-African Association - 6163 N. Broadway
      • One shift: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (shift may end earlier when painting is complete)
        • 6 volunteers max per volunteer shift
      • Assist with painting the facilities.

    • Lakeview Pantry - 3945 N Sheridan
      • Two shifts: 10:00AM – 2:00PM or 1:00PM – 5:00PM
        • 6 volunteers max per volunteer shift 
      • Assist with stocking shelves, unload deliveries, sorting donations, or other various jobs.
      • Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing.

    • Howard Area Community Center - 7648 N Paulina St
      • One shift: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
        • 8 – 10 volunteers max per shift
      • Help support our weekly distribution of food packages to those experiencing food insecurity in our community. 

    • Sarah’s Circle - 4750 N Sheridan Rd - Suite 220
      • One shift: 10:30AM - 1:00PM 
        • 5 – 10 volunteers max
      • Lunch and fellowship, including bingo and music.

    • Family Matters - 7731 N Marshfield
      • One shift: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
        • 10 volunteers max (students only)
      • Assist with creating care packages for men and women.

    • Centro Romero - 6216 N. Clark
      • One shift: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
        • 6 volunteers max
      • Help organize their library. 

    • Housing Opportunities for Women - 2101 W. Howard St. Evanston, IL 60202 (AS OF 1/25/18 - NEW LOCATION ADDRESS)
      • One shift: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
        • 6 volunteers max
      • Assist with organizing storage units.

    •  St Thomas of Canterbury School - 4827 N Kenmore Ave
      • One shift: 3:30PM - 7:00PM
        • 5 volunteers max
      • Assist in the soup kitchen.

    Volunteer sign-up is only available for Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. If you are interested in volunteering at this location, please email DiversityCouncil@luc.edu with your t-shirt size and a mobile number where you can be reached. 

    • Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from the MLK Service Day location.