In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., ISU held its annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan 25.
Volunteers met at Schroeder Hall to sign up for different sites to complete their community service. There were fewer spots available due to Leadership and Service having to cancel two sites and a third site cancelling on the actual day.
Despite these changes and many students getting turned around, volunteers were able to adjust and have a successful few hours of service.
Before the volunteers left for their sites, guest speaker Chamere Poole gave them a speech on civil rights and her experiences with racism growing up. She currently teaches an English course at ISU and is interested in African-American literature and Neo-Slave narratives.
One of the groups travelled to Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Bloomington. This location offers used furniture and other hardware for resale. The volunteers reorganized shelves, moved sold furniture to different rooms and unpacked kiosk desks. Other locations included Home Sweet Home Warehouse and Eastview Christian Church.
Overall, all the locations gave Leadership and Service positive feedback about the volunteers. Visit DeanOfStudents.IllinoisState.edu for future volunteer opportunities.