MLK Day of Service

Start Date

January 18, 2019

Start Time

1:00 pm


Varied locations

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy this year by serving your community. Take part in our special service projects on Friday, January 18, 1–4 p.m.

Off-Campus Service Project at Burton Elementary School

The teachers at Burton Elementary School do not have a teachers’ lounge. We will be cleaning and painting a space that will be a get-away space for the teachers to relax. In addition to the teachers’ lounge project we will also repair and paint child-sized benches and picnic tables in the courtyard. All employees are welcome to register. We could especially use the help of those who have skills in painting and carpentry. Student slots have been filled. Thank you for volunteering! There are a few employee openings left - sign up.

On-Campus Service Project: Crafternoon for a Cause

Use your creativity to help your community! Volunteers are invited to take part in three special Crafternoon projects in the Cafe at Durham Tech. All items created during Crafternoon for a Cause will be donated to local community members in need. No need to register for this project.

Projects include:

  • Crocheted Plastic Bag Mats: Turn plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for homeless persons in Durham.
  • Blankets for Project Linus: Cut and tie fleece to create blankets that will be distributed by Project Linus to children in need at local hospitals and shelters.
  • Port Pillows for Chemotherapy Patients: Sew port pillow protectors for cancer patients. A portacath is a small port placed beneath the skin so cancer patients can get their chemotherapy. It is often uncomfortable when a seatbelt rubs it. A port pillow attaches onto the seatbelt to protect the port from being irritated. All port pillows will be donated to a local Durham hospital. No sewing skills needed to participate.

Donate/Lend items!

To make these projects happen we need Durham Tech employees to lend a hand – and a few items! Please use Sign up to donate or lend items needed for both our on-campus and off-campus projects.