Published: January 18, 2008
As many take time away from work in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, roughly 100 UT students, faculty and staff members will be hitting
the streets for the 7th annual Day of Service.
volunteer organization P.E.A.C.E. (People Exploring Active Community
Experiences) is organizing the Day of Service, which seeks to honor Dr.
King by having participants give back to the community through one of
several volunteer projects.
“We like to think of it as a day
on for students, not a day off,” said Carrie Collins, P.E.A.C.E.
coordinator. “It’s a great way to honor Dr. King. We hope that students
enjoy the experience and take the time to think about him and all that
Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. in Plant Hall’s
Music Room, where they will watch a brief presentation about Dr. King,
before heading to seven different locations to complete a variety of
Among the organizations participating in
the Day of Service is Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, which will
have volunteers helping with a local neighborhood pond cleanup project.
Elsewhere, volunteers at The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc., a shelter for
victims of domestic violence, will help sort through donations to the
shelter. At Hudson Manor Assisted Living Facility, volunteers will
serve lunch as well as visit with the facility’s patients
Other volunteer activities will take place at Lowry Park Zoo, Kid City, Cracker Country and Bakas Horses for Handicapped.
For more information, contact the P.E.A.C.E. Volunteer Center at (813) 253-6263 or e-mail