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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Service Challenge

Posted December 17, 2020

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In January 2020, Metropolitan State University hosted a service project packing MATTER snack boxes for the Food for Thought Food pantry on the Metropolitan State University Saint Paul Campus to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s spirit of service.

This year, instead of gathering for an in-person service project, Metropolitan State challenges you to volunteer remotely and safely in the manner in which you are able. Start a winter clothing drive – leave a bin outside your door and invite your neighbors, friends, and family to contribute via contact-less drop-off; donate blood; drop off food at your local food shelf, become an online tutor, sponsor a family in need during winter holidays or something else.

There are still many opportunities to give back this season. Check out the following opportunity boards—or others—for other ideas:  PollenHandsOn Twin Cities, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. 

Then Between now and Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, post your photo of service on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MetroStateVolunteers. We will be spotlighting service photos during our virtual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day event on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.  

Questions? Please email dean.students@metrostate.edu .