Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Volunteer In Honor of MLK Day

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/07/2009 No comments
I received this press release and thought it was worthy of sharing.

Hands On Charlotte Volunteer Event Honors MLK Through Service

Charlotte – January 7, 2009 – "Building On The Dream" is an annual large-scale volunteering event organized by the local nonprofit agency Hands On Charlotte (HOC). Its purpose is to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service to the greater community. Building On The Dream offers volunteers the chance to participate in a range of service projects on Saturday, January 17, with a kickoff celebration on that morning at Thomasboro Elementary School, as well as projects taking place on the MLK Holiday of Monday, January 19. Building On The Dream will activate as many as 500 volunteers at approximately 20 volunteer project sites around Charlotte, with each project focusing on the issues of poverty and challenged neighborhoods.

Opportunities to volunteer—either as an individual or as a group—are still available. Those interested can see a list of volunteer projects and register for the event online by visiting

Sponsored by Duke Energy, The Home Depot and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Building On The Dream kicks off on Saturday, January 17 with volunteer registration/sign-in (8am-9am) and an opening celebration (9am-9:30am) at Thomasboro Elementary School (538 Bradford Drive). Volunteer projects will then take place from 10am until 1pm. Projects on Monday the 19th will take place at various times, primarily from 10am until 1pm, but there will be no kickoff event on Monday.


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