The American Democracy Project Hosts MLK Community Service Week Jan. 17-27


The American Democracy Project at JSU will be hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Week January 17-27. This event is sponsored by many schools nationwide as a way to honor King and his mission of unity, equality, and service to one another.

There will be several community service events occurring during the week.  Student organizations are invited to participate to give back and make new friends! The absolute deadline to sign up is January 18 at 4:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible so that volunteer groups can be assured to have enough people. This is a great chance to make a difference! See below for schedule:

Jan. 17-27 – Book Drive for United Way – Please bring children or adult books to the Office of Academic Services in Rm. 107 of Martin Hall between the hours of 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. A prize will be awarded to whichever student organization contributes the most books

Jan. 21 – Food Distribution at Piedmont Benevolence Center – This group will be passing out food donations for people to take home between 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. This is part of a once a month drive to help people in need to make sure they have enough food to eat for the month. This group will carpool together, and 10-15 volunteers are needed. Pizza and beverages will be provided to students who volunteer.

Jan. 24 — Yard work/Cleaning at Anniston HOPE Women’s Services – This will begin at 2 p.m. and will involve both inside/outside work. This group will carpool; between 10-25 volunteers are needed. Rakes, gloves, clippers, and other equipment are needed if anyone has access to anything of this sort.

Jan. 25. — Games and Visit to Legacy Village Retirement Community – This event will consist of bringing fun and joy to the young at heart! This group will carpool and arrive at Legacy Village at 1:30 p.m. There is no specific number of volunteers needed for this because “the more the merrier.” If anyone has games, they are encouraged to bring them.

Please note that the times listed for the events above are the times that we would need to be at these locations. This does not include travel time.

To sign up, please click here

For more information on any of the American Democracy Project events, please contact Angela Marino at