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MLK Day of Service

The day of service began at the Trone Student Center.

Furman University was officially closed Monday, Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but it wasn’t a day off for more than 300 Furman students who participated in service projects around the community as part of the university’s MLK Day of Service.

The students started their day at 8 a.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center for check-in and breakfast. The students then fanned out to a dozen community venues for a variety of service projects, which included Miracle Hill Ministries, Brutontown Community Center, Freetown Community Center, United Ministries and Greenville Free Medical Clinic.

The students worked at locations throughout Greenville County.

One of the largest service projects took at the YMCA Camp in Simpsonville, where 60 students were working.  Another 80 students were at the Trone Center to make materials (blankets, handmade cards, toys, etc.) for Defenders for Children, Greenville Children’s Hospital and Animal Care.

Furman began its MLK celebration on Friday when author, educator and historian Mary Frances Berry spoke on campus.  The university is sponsoring a number of other MLK events throughout January and February that are open to the public, and more information is available here.

Last updated August 5, 2022
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