Local inaugural Day of Service opportunities slated
Updated: January 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Planned Parenthood Health System’s local Charlotte center is seeking volunteers to participate as a team on two local projects for the National Day of Service. The day is a nationwide celebration of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, as well as a commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of community service.
Two opportunities available on Jan. 19 are:
From 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 15 volunteers are needed to help move in, unpack and organize Charlotte Family Housing’s new home at 715 Hawthorne Ln. The organization empowers homeless families by providing shelter, advocacy and support services, working towards long-term self-sufficiency. To register, visit donate.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/4v537.
From 1-3 p.m., Hands on Charlotte is partnering with Friendship Gardens to do winter maintenance at three community gardens across the city. Friendship Gardens helps maintain gardens for community use throughout the Charlotte. These gardens help provide fresh produce in the city’s “food deserts” and they donate a portion of the harvests to Friendship Trays, the organization that supplies Mecklenburg County’s Meals on Wheels Program. Help is needed to get the gardens ready for the spring. Bring a pair of gardening gloves if available. To register, visit donate.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/4jvmr.
To find other volunteer opportunities in Charlotte and elsewhere, visit 2013pic.org/service.
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