MLK Day Service Opportunities

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    Here's a list of service opportunities from around the Empire State. If you would like your organization's efforts listed here as well, please let us know the details in a comment and we'll add them.

    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    8:00 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.
    The River Fund New York
    89-11 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill/Queens
    For more information, please call Swami Durga Das at 917-297-1291
    Volunteers are needed to help prepare and distribute sandwiches and take part in benefits outreach from 8:00am to 12:30pm on January 16th 2010. Some volunteers may be outside so warm clothing is encouraged.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
    179-09 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica/Queens
    For more information, please call Maxine Harrison-Gallmon at 718-297-5908
    Volunteers are needed on MLK Monday January 18th, 2010 to help organize physical and electronic files, to help organize the clothing room, and to help prepare a presentation to city council to acquire discretionary funds.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM- 3:00PM
    Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI), The Philippine American Center
    185-14 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica/Queens
    For more information, please call Rose Urbarra-Cunanan, Executive Director, at 718.883.1295
    Needs volunteers with experience in gardening, composting, carpentry, food/health education, and general labor in order to jump start this effort by building a composting kit that will rescue leftover food from events from ending up in landfills, by educating participants on composting habits, and by encouraging healthy eating
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica
    89-60 164th street, Jamaica/Queens
    For more information, please call Rev. Alberta Mendenhall at 718-526-4775
    Volunteers are needed to help clean and revitalize the soup kitchen’s facilities.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    Noon to 6pm
    Helping Hands of Ridgewood (UPC)
    62-54 60th place, Ridgewood/Queens
    For more information, please call Rev. Henry Fury, Director, at 718-457-9562
    Needs volunteers to help out with general tasks in the kitchen and food pantry as well as some assistance with marketing needs and financial management.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cathedral of Joy CDC
    43 George St., Brooklyn
    For more information, please call Mrs. Norma Canty at 718-809-4965
    Volunteers are also needed to help paint and organize the pantry rooms.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cathedral of Joy CDC
    44 George St., Brooklyn
    For more information, please call Julio Diaz at 718-213-6957
    Volunteers are also needed to help paint and organize the pantry rooms.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    El Puente
    211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn
    For more information, please call Lizzy Fox, Americorps VISTA, at (718) 387-0404
    Need direct-service volunteers to remove old structures, construct raised garden beds (to be laid out in the spring), install a new tool shed, and complete construction on our compost center. They will need 3-4 volunteers with construction or carpentry skills who are willing to lead projects.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    St. John’s Bread and Life
    795 Lexington Avenue, NY
    For more information, please call Mark Lopez, Facility Manager, at 347-539-6364
    The volunteers would paint and engage in an intense clean-up of the facility including washing wall tiles, floor tiles, use buff machine, clean walls and vacuum.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    OPIN Soup Kitchen
    1768 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn
    For more information, please call Dorothy Crawford at 718-421-0148
    Needs volunteers to assist with a thorough cleaning, reorganizing, and painting of both their soup kitchen and food pantry facilities.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10am-4pm
    Mt. Zion Feeding Program
    203 East 37th Street, NY
    For more information, please call Pastor Gilford Monrose at 718-284-1097
    Volunteers are needed to upgrade and revitalize the pantry by completing inventory, cleaning the pantry, reorganizing the pantry, and possibly installing all new shelving around the perimeter of the pantry.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Flatbush Reformed Church Pantry
    890 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
    For more information, please call Rev. Daniel Ramm at 718-284-5140
    Volunteers are needed on Saturday January 16th 2010 to help prepare and serve food in both the pantry and soup kitchen.
     

    Day of Service at Seward Park
    Sponsored by Green Apple Corps
    Thursday, January 14
    9:00AM-2:45PM
    Seward Park
    East Broadway and Essex St. in Lower East Side/Chinatown, NY
    Wide range of activities in Soup Kitchens and Pantries
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry
    213 Stanton St., NY
    For more information, please call Nivia Mendez at 212.673.0900
    In need of volunteers to help clean and organize the food pantry. Also, they may help in doubling up pantry bags for future distributions.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:15 am-3 pm
    The Bowery Mission
    227 Bowery, NY
    For more information, please call Stacy Landau, Manager of Volunteer Relations, at 212-684-2800 x162
    Volunteers are needed to serve lunch
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    9:15 am-2:00 pm and 6:15 pm-8:30 pm
    The Bowery Mission
    227 Bowery, NY
    For more information, please call Stacy Landau, Manager of Volunteer Relations at 212-684-2800 x162
    Volunteers are needed to serve lunch
     
    Create a Greenhouse
    Sponsored by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-3:00PM
    228 East 46th Street, New York
    Community, Environment, Seniors
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger/Public Allies
    Thursday, January 14
    9:00AM-2:45PM
    Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
    351 E 74th St, NY
    For more information, please call Public Allies at 646.237.7799
    Assist low income New Yorkers
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Jan Hus Homeless Outreach and Advocacy
    351 East 74th Street, NY
    For more information, please call Marissa Arterberry at 212-288-6743 ext. 15
    Volunteers are needed to help organize a facility for clothing outreach and a computer lab for our clients, clean out and reorganize our soup kitchen closet, and fold and sort donated clothing
     
    Children for Children: 7th Annual Grow Involved on MLK Jr. Day
    Sponsored by Children For Children Foundation
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-2:00PM
    PS 57 James Weldon Johnson
    176 E 115th St, NY
    For more information, please call Stacy Brownhill at (212) 850-4170
    Community, Environment, Veterans & Military Families
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC
    281 Pleasant Ave., NY
    For more information, please call Ari Briski , Special Projects Coordinator, VISTA, at 323-828-5786
    Spanish speaking volunteers to help make and distribute bilingual signs and flyers around East Harlem to spread awareness about the Nourishing Kitchen’s mission. A volunteer is also needed with an interest in graphic design to help make promotional materials
     
    Children for Children: 7th Annual Grow Involved on MLK Jr. Day
    Sponsored by Children For Children Foundation
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-2:00PM
    Martin Luther King High School
    122 Amsterdam Ave, NY
    For more information, please call Stacy Brownhill at (212) 850-4170
    Community, Environment, Veterans & Military Families
     
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
    Sponsored by Jewish Community Center
    Thursday, January 14
    11:00AM-2:00PM
    Jewish Community Center
    334 Amsterdam Ave. (at 76th St), NY
    Create welcome kits for hospitilized children
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11 a.m.-  4 p.m.
    MCCNY Charities
    446 West 36th Street, NY
    For more information, please call Mel Bryant and Sylvia Rivera, Food Pantry Directors at (212) 629-7440 x 225
    Volunteers are needed to help paint the pantry space, entryway, and stairway of the MCCNY Charity space
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    8:30am — 3:30pm
    Church of St. Francis Xavier—Xavier Mission
    55 West 15th St., NY
    For more information, please call Cassandra Agredo, LMSW, Director of Xavier Mission, at 212-627-2100, x205
    Volunteers are needed Sunday January 17th 2010 to assist with food and clothing distribution as well as help with the soup kitchen clean-up.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Broadway Community Inc.
    601 West 114th St., NY
    For more information, please call Lenny, Volunteer Coordinator, at 212-864-6100
    Volunteers are needed for their breakfast-lunch meal preparation and serving.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    All Saints Food Pantry
    47 East 129th St., NY
    For more information, please call Stephanie Ali at 917-309-4034
    Volunteers are needed on Saturday January 16th, 2010 to help All Saints Food Pantry by renovating their extra storage area for pantry supplies and re-painting the area.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    9am – 11:30am(Breakfast)
    Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
    For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
    Volunteers for Sunday Soup Kitchen: Set Up, Food Preparation, Food Distribution, Clean Up.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11am – 2pm (Lunch)
    Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
    For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
    Volunteers for Sunday Soup Kitchen: Set Up, Food Preparation, Food Distribution, Clean Up.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    Noon – 6:00 pm
    Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
    For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
    Volunteers to help clean and organize food storage areas.
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Kick Off
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-11:00PM
    The Riverside Church
    491 Riverside Drive, NY
    For more information, please call Kerry Birnbach, IVAH Program Coordinator, at (212) 825-0028, ext. 212, (Cell) (503) 706-3649
    Kick Off Event for weekend activities
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Kick Off
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-11:00PM
    The Riverside Church
    491 Riverside Drive, NY
    For more information, please call Kerry Birnbach, IVAH Program Coordinator, at (212) 825-0028, ext. 212, (Cell) (503) 706-3649
    Kick Off Event for weekend activities
     
    Day of Service in the South Bronx
    Sponsored by Community & Corporate Volunteers and City Year Corps Members
    Thursday, January 14
    8:30am to 2:00pm
    MS 424, Hunts Point Middle School
    730 Bryant Ave., Bronx,
    For more information, please call 646.330.4150
    Wide range throughout the South BX volunteering in schools, senior centers, day care centers, and at other organizations
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    South Bronx Cooperative
    3103 Third Ave., NY
    For more information, please call Zena Nelson, Exectutive Director, at 718.401.3500
    We will need direct service volunteers to canvass the area, hand out free samples, explain the cooperative process to members of the community, help stock shelves, serve coffee and work the register
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    South Bronx Cooperative
    3103 Third Ave., NY
    For more information, please call Zena Nelson, Exectutive Director, at 718.401.3501
    We will need direct service volunteers to canvass the area, hand out free samples, explain the cooperative process to members of the community, help stock shelves, serve coffee and work the register
     

    Blood Drive
    Sponsored by Rockland County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Festival Committee/NAACP
    Thursday, January 14
    12:30-6:30PM
    Nyack Center
    Broadway and Depew Street, Nyack
    Blood Mobile will be located outside center
     
    Tree Chipping for Community
    Sponsored by City of Kingston, Kingston School District, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-2:00PM
    Hasbrouck Park, Kingston
    Christmas Tree Chipping
     
    Volunteer at St. Simons Soup Kitchen
    Sponsored by Ulster Corps/St. Simons Soup Kitchen
    Thursday, January 14
    11:00AM-1:00PM
    Church of the Holy Cross
    30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston
    For more information, please call 845-331-6796
    Serve meals
     
    Volunteer at St. Simons Soup Kitchen
    Sponsored by Ulster Corps/St. Simons Soup Kitchen
    Thursday, January 14
    11:00AM-1:00PM
    Church of the Holy Cross
    30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston
    For more information, please call 845-331-6796
    Serve meals
     
    Winter Wish List Drive
    Sponsored by UlsterCorps
    Thursday, January 14
    10:00AM-3:00PM
    292 Main Street, Rosendale
     
    Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Thursday, January 14
    Oswego YMCA
    249 West First Street, Oswego
    Provide education program about service and teach about MLK to young students
     
    Senior Services Day of Service
    Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Madison County
    Thursday, January 14
    Vols will assemble emergency preparedness kits for clients in the Madison County Home Health program.
     
    Senior Services Day of Service
    Sponsored by Interfaith Works of Central New York – Senior Companion
    Thursday, January 14
    The Center for New Americans
    3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
    A winter warm clothing drive
     
    MLK Community Build Workshop
    http://mlkdayithaca.com/OurSponsors.html
    Thursday, January 14
    9:00AM-11:00AM
    Women's Community Building
    100 West Seneca Street, Ithaca
     
    Senior Services Day of Service
    Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Chautauqua County and Lutheran Social Services Foster Grandparent Program
    Thursday, January 14
    Volunteers have been making mittens and hats to provide to children who are without.  These items will be given out to children who are matched with a Foster Grandparent Volunteer.  The programs plan on distributing over 200 items.
     
    Western New York AmeriCorps ( State and VISTA)
    Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps ( State and VISTA)
    Thursday, January 14
    Buffalo
    Sorting dropped off items, packages for military, card for the elderly, kits for dm victims
     
    Nursing Home Visits/Western New York
    Sponsored by Western-Buffalo team of the Self Advocacy AmeriCorps
    Thursday, January 14
    West Seneca
    For more information, please call Sophia Roberts(Buffalo) ) at (716) 674-6300 or Lyn Zyla (Finger Lakes at (585) 461-8776
     
    Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)/Batavia Youth Bureau
    Thursday, January 14
    Batavia Nursing Home
    service project/still in planning stages
     
    Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)Genesee County Youth Bureau
    Thursday, January 14
    Batavia Senior Center, Batavia
    Volunteer Recruitment/more than 15 orgs will help out
     
    The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Overarching
    Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    Thursday, January 14
    For more information, please call Britt Boyd at (212) 825-0028, ext. 207
    over 30 sites and 4o projects/  in Soup Kitchens and Pantries
     
    Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
    Thursday, January 14
    Auburn
    A service project and scholarship fund/over 100 people expected
     
    Senior Services Day of Service
    Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Suffolk County
    Thursday, January 14
    Operation Paperback.-book drive for our servicemen and woman oversees as part of MLK Day
     
    Senior Services Day of Service
    Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Ulster County
    Thursday, January 14
    A county-wide Warm Clothing Collection

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