FSU Students Assist with School Supplies Giveaway

Friday, January 22, 2016

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, Fairmont State University students assisted with a School Supplies Giveaway at Morningstar Baptist Church in Fairmont.

FSU involvement was coordinated by the Career Development Center. Many of the FSU student volunteers were from Student Government.

“As part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we are all asked to serve our neighbors and communities; the national holiday is intended to be a day ‘on’ and not a day ‘off,’ ” said Amy Drvar, FSU Career Development Center Director. “This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the Fairmont community and to remind us that service should not be just one day a year.”

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that leads the annual MLK Day of Service, working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations and schools and businesses nationwide.

These projects include delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, signing up mentors, reading to children, promoting nonviolence and more.

The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year. National Days of Service provide each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges and strengthen the nation.