APOS Serves during "A Day On"

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Arizona, Community, Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansyas City", Online, Wisconsin, "Your OU"

Martin Luther King Day was used by Ottawa University campuses as an opportunAZ MLK Serviceity to contribute to their local communities. The Arizona, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kansas City campuses all took time on MLK day to honor the spirit of making the world a better place as Martin Luther King Jr. worked to do throughout his lifetime.

Faculty and staff of the Arizona campus volunteered their time and services at the Desert Mission Community Center. Originally a farmers’ market style food bank only, the center has expanded its services to assist with the health and social needs of struggling families in the Phoenix area. The center now includes a learning center, children’s dental clinic, adult day care center, community health center, behavioral health center, and a community revitaliz1510784_10151873833587337_1218830488_nation program. The volunteers from the university helped to pack dental hygiene kits for students, interacted with adult day care residents, and packed 1,200 emergency food boxes.

The Indiana campus partnered with MedVenture for a community service project to benefit a group of homeless people. The goal of this project was to secure food and warm clothing for a group of homeless people that were forced to relocate when construction began on a bridge at their previous location. The organization created to benefit the displaced group is called Exit 0. To learn more, visit www.jesuscaresatexit0.org.

Following a presentation to commemorate MLK Day on Jan. 20 (see below), faculty and staff from OU-WI volunteered Friday, Jan. 24 at the Oak Creek Public Library during a “Life of Significance Service Day” to honor the spirit of Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr.

The Kansas City campus contributed to the community by helping out at the Rose Brooks shelter for battered women. The 16 volunteers helped organize the shelter’s clothes donation area, cleaned throughout the shelter, and organized toys for their toy drive.