While schools and businesses in the area are taking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday off as a holiday, University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff will take a different approach. Paying tribute to him through “A Day On, Not a Day Off” allows us to commemorate through action the values of compassion, dignity, justice, and service that Rev. Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. embodied in his leadership
All events below will take place at the USF Robert Goldstine PAC, 431 W. Berry St. Ballroom (lower level) except the off campus service projects (addresses provided below).
11:00 – 11:30 MASS/Call to Service
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Program: Franciscan Sisters Reflect Upon their Presence During the Last Moments of Dr. King's Life
12:45 - 1:00 Travel to Service Projects (Rides to service projects are available to USF students who are in need of transportation assistance. Please contact Katrina Boedeker, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
1:00 - 4:00 Service Projects (On and Off Campus)
Lunch will be offered in the USF Performing Arts Center Ballroom (431 West Berry St.) - Lower level. Individuals with a campus meal plan are asked to bring their meal cards and use their meal points; lunch will also be availailable for those who do not have a campus meal plan.
On Campus (USF PAC Foyer – 431 West Berry St.)
Linus Blanket Making
Warm Fuzzies/Arm Knitting Scarves
Bread for the World Letter Writing
Off Campus (various sites: addresses below)
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank (3636 Illinois Rd.)
Friends of the Third World (611 W. Wayne St.)
St. Vincent de Paul Store (1600 South Calhoun St.)
Franciscan Center (1015 E. Maplegrove Ave.)
Vincent Village (f8 Photo Club members only)
Blue Jacket, Inc. (2826 South Calhoun St.)
Treasure House (5327 Coldwater Rd.)
Community Harvest Food Bank (999 E. Tillman Rd.)
Little Rivers Wetlands (7209 Engle Rd., Suite 200)