Ivy Tech-Bloomington volunteers in community on MLK Jr. Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013

Ivy Tech-Bloomington volunteers in community on MLK Jr. Day

 In the tradition of coming together to serve our communities on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Ivy Tech-Bloomington will have volunteers at various area locations on Dr. MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 14, 2013.

Approximately 50 students, faculty, and staff are expected to volunteer their time to four non-profit organizations. Organizations include Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Monroe County Public Library, Pages to Prisoners, and Pets Alive.

At Habitat ReStore, volunteers will perform various tasks ranging from skilled electrical work to sorting book donations. Ivy Tech volunteers at the Monroe County Public Library will assist with hosting a children’s, educational King Day event. At Pages to Prisoners, volunteers will be reading letters and filling requests from inmates around the state who are requesting books. Items will be packaged for shipping. Pets Alive volunteers will assist the organization by hanging door hangers on 2,000 homes to spread the word about their recent reduction in cost to spay/neuter pets of Crestmont residents and residents in neighborhoods of Stinesville.

Dr. MLK Jr. Day volunteer project coordination is hosted by the Ivy Tech Center for Civic Engagement (www.ivytech.edu/civicengagement).

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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