Archive for Monday, January 11, 2010

How to Help: Opportunities abound for MLK Day of Service

January 11, 2010


Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: 865-5030 or

Make Martin Luther King Day a day on, not a day off!

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Roger Hill Volunteer Center will host the second annual MLK Speak-Out at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Members of the community are invited to read a speech, poem, or story inspired by Dr. King’s message of peace, equality and service.

Next Monday, Jan. 18, is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The center will have several opportunities to volunteer throughout the community. Contact Emily Hampton for more details or to sign up, at 865-5030 or

Immediate needs

• The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is now collecting prom dresses, or any formal dress appropriate for a dance, for its second annual prom dress drive. Donations may be brought to the United Way building at 2518 Ridge Court until March 3. For more information, of if interested in volunteering with dress distribution, contact Paige Blair at 865-5030 or

• Douglas County Senior Services needs committed volunteers to shovel snow. Volunteers will be matched with a senior resident, and will need to commit to shoveling that person’s driveway and sidewalk through March as necessary. For more information or to sign up to help, call Matthew at 842-0543.

• Headquarters Counseling Center will have informational meetings for interested volunteers from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at The Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa, and 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Lawrence Public Library Gallery Room, 707 Vt. For more information, potential volunteers are encouraged to check out the Web site at or call 841-2345.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Howell or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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