University of Tampa

01/16/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/16/2018 11:21

UT Holding Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 20

Published: January 16, 2018

University of Tampa students, faculty and staff will honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service to the Tampa Bay community on Saturday, Jan. 20.

'Through the PEACE Volunteer Center's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service students get the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's dedication to activism by participating in community service in the Tampa Bay area,' said Liz Ho Sing Loy-Keiler '19, a student coordinator in UT's PEACE Volunteer Center.

Ho Sing Loy-Keiler said just as Dr. King's activism continues to inspire many, the PEACE Volunteer Center also hopes to inspire new UT students and introduce them to the importance of activism and volunteerism.

Participants will volunteer their time and energy at several area nonprofits, including:

  • Keeping Tampa Bay Beautiful
    Project location TBD
    Contact: Moira Foley, [email protected]
  • Metropolitan Ministries
    2002 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
    Contact: Maria Mitchell, [email protected]
  • Tampa Bay Harvest: Sustainable Living Project
    918 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa
    Contact: Georgea, [email protected] or (813) 230-7437
  • Plant City Commons Community Garden
    2001 E. Cherry St., Plant City
    Contact: Karen Elizabeth, [email protected]
  • Zaksee Bird Sanctuary
    7647 Gardner Road, Tampa
    Contact: Magic, [email protected]
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida Inc.
    Silvermill Plaza Restore
    Contact: Victoria Richards, [email protected] or (813) 239-2242

The event begins at 9 a.m. with registration in the Vaughn Center Courtyard (rain location is Vaughn Center Reeves Theater). Volunteers will then travel by van to a volunteer location.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is organized by UT's PEACE Volunteer Center. For more information, email [email protected] or call (813) 253-6263.