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]
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.