FACS students teaching childrenThe College of Family and Consumer Sciences will kick off its centennial celebration with the Athens MLK Day of Service and we want to see your pictures!

On Jan. 15, our goal is to display 100 faces of our FACS family members participating in volunteer activities in Athens and throughout the state of Georgia. We encourage you to join a volunteer project and take photos with your family and friends!

Please share your involvement on MLK Day (Jan. 15, 2018) on social media using the hashtag #FACS100.

FACS 100 centennial shirts will be provided to volunteers who register at the Athens MLK site on Jan. 15.
Note: T-shirts are not for sale, sizes are not guaranteed and will be distributed while supplies last.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? See information below. If you are part of the county extension office and are participating on service activities on Jan. 15, please see below under the Outreach and Extension section.

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DATE: Monday, January 15, 2018
TIME: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION SITE: Clarke Central High School

What is Athens MLK Day of Service?

Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. Each year, people across the United States come together on Dr. King’s birthday to observe the only federal holiday that is designated as a National Day of Service. For the past 15 years, the Athens community has been a part of this nationwide movement. Last year, 1,033 volunteers made Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “A Day On and Not a Day Off.” This year, Athens-Clarke County needs to raise funds to make the projects more meaningful and sustainable, so let’s get the FACS community involved!

Interested in Volunteering?

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be a participating sponsor supporting registration at the host site and will not be leading service activities at a specific project site.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone is welcome to volunteer at the Athens-Clarke County MLK Day of Service website. We encourage you to participate with your family and friends.

How Can I Be Involved?

Athens-Clarke County will provide a list of project sites for individuals to choose where and how they want to volunteer. To get involved, volunteers are encouraged to register for a specific project at the Athens-Clark County MLK Day of Service website

How Can I Register to Become Volunteer?

Details on registration, volunteer sites and day of instructions coming soon! If you have immediate questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kai Wilmsen at kai@athenslandtrust.org or 706-613-0122.

Two FACS Faculty StandingHow Can I Claim a T-shirt?

Volunteers can claim their t-shirt at the registration site (TBD) on Jan. 15, 2018.

Is There a Cost Associated?

No! This initiative is free and open to the public. We are encouraging all students, alumni, faculty and staff to come out and participate with their family and friends!


Local County Extension Offices across the state are encouraged to participate in the MLK Day of Service.

Join a volunteer project in your community or create your own day of service at your Extension Office. Take photos with your co-workers, family or friends in a day of service in your community!

Please share your involvement on MLK Day (Jan. 15, 2018) on social media using the hashtag #FACS100.

FACS 100 centennial shirts will be provided to extension and outreach volunteers based on availability and submission of photos using the hashtag #FACS100. T-shirts are not for sale, sizes are not guaranteed and if available, will be distributed to participants at the winter conference.

If you plan to participate in a service activity on Jan. 15 or are planning to lead your own community service project, please notify Debbie Murray at dmurray@uga.edu.