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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service



Gateway Technical College is proud to announce the Second Annual Day of Service associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A National Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day is widely considered a day on, not a day off. Communities in all 50 states encourage residents to engage in volunteer work. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about and invest in the communities in which we all live and work. It offers an opportunity for the community to come together to really connect with the spirit of service, engagement, and conversation. Join Us!

Volunteers will engage with community development projects some of which are packing necessities into shoeboxes for individuals struggling with homelessness or poverty, making scarves to accompany these shoeboxes, and off-campus projects aimed at supporting community organizations at their sites.

Community organizations that benefit directly from our Day of Service:
Brookside Care Center
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)
My Foster Kids Foundation, Inc.
Safe Haven of Racine
Salvation Army
Shalom Center  
Women and Children’s Horizons 

The Day of Service is generously supported by Gateway Technical College students, faculty, and staff, United Way of Kenosha County, United Way of Racine County, Uline, and Will’s RV of Sturtevant.

Projects include:
On-Campus projects: Sorting and stuffing shoeboxes of necessities, scarf making, and book sorting for distribution.
Off-Campus projects: donation sorting at Salvation Army, donation sorting and store preparation at My Foster Kids Foundation, and activities with residents at Brookside Care Center.

***Please only register for events with the MLK Day of Service icon.

Donation Drive
From Monday, January 15th - Friday, January 19th, in conjunction with the Day of Service on January 20th, we will be hosting a Socks and Gloves Donation Drive. 
Any donation of new socks and gloves for adults are welcome.

There are five drop-off locations:
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha Campus - Multicultural Resource Center A130
Racine Campus - Multicultural Resource Center L006
Elkhorn Campus - Mary Xiong - N202
United Way of Racine County - 2000 Domanik Dr, Racine, WI 53404
United Way of Kenosha County - 5500 6th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140 (upstairs next to KABA)
Any questions, concerns, or donations are welcome to be sent to Madeline Carrera:, 262-564-3138, or by stopping by Kenosha Campus A205D.

Registration to GivePulse is not required, however, you must register for a project prior to the start of the Day of Service. Due to the scope of the projects, if you do not register in advance, we may not be able to provide you an opportunity for volunteering the day of. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We look forward to joining you in service to our community!

This event is generously supported by Gateway Technical College students, faculty, and staff, United Way of Kenosha County, United Way of Racine County, Uline, and Wills RV of Sturtevant.
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