MLK Day is Every Day!
I want to thank the entire campus community for their support of the MLK “Stand” Up Against Hunger Canned Food Drive. Thank you to the departments on all three campuses that collected food from November to January. We were able to fill an entire delivery truck with over 40 large boxes of food. All of the donations went to feed hungry Toledoans at the MLK Kitchen for the Poor.
In order to manage that much food, we had more than 20 volunteers help on January 13, 15 and 16. I would especially like to the thank the UT Culture Ambassadors, the Latino Student Union and the Eberly Center Women’s Corps for braving the cold to help transport the food. They picked up the food from more than 30 locations on campus, moved the food to Savage Arena and then helped us sort and load the food into the truck after the MLK Unity Celebration. Our office was fortunate to work with the many volunteers that made this food drive a success!
Volunteerism like we saw during Unity Week happens throughout the year here at UT. Last Saturday morning the Eberly Center Women’s Corps volunteered at the Toledo Seagate Food Bank. This group of eight volunteers was comprised of UT students, employees and community members. In 2.5 hours we packed 250 boxes of food that will be distributed to seniors in need in our community. We learned from the wonderful people at Seagate that they serve thousands of Toledoans every year and they are in constant need of volunteers. If you are looking for a comfortable and safe place to volunteer, I would highly suggest visiting the Seagate website for more information.
MLK Day is a day that is dedicated to honoring the man and also the vision. Here at UT we strive to carry out that vision through volunteerism during the entire year. For us, MLK Day should be every day!
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