A group of Friends University students will be taking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s message and mission of community service to heart, as they volunteer to help two Wichita organizations in celebration of Dr. King’s birthday.
About 30 students will help the Ronald McDonald House and the Wichita-area United Way from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 21.
“Our student-leadership teams have expressed interest in participating in projects where they can see the impact they have on the recipients, so we look for those types of projects. These are locations where the students can interact with those they are serving,” said Brett McLaughlin, residential development coordinator and director of community services for Friends University.
Students who volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House will help with projects needing to be done around the house and possibly prepare food.
The United Way Warehouse volunteers will split into two groups. The larger group will sort goods while the smaller group will help prepare for Gown Town. Gown Town collects and provides formal attire (free of charge) for Wichita area high-schoolers to wear to prom. The Gown Town event will take place at Friends University’s Casado Campus Center March 7-9.