The 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!

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences kicks off its centennial celebration with the Athens MLK Day of Service on Jan. 15. and we want to see your pictures!

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.

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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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!

How Can I Register to Volunteer?

Athens-Clarke County has provided a list of project sites for individuals to choose where and how they want to volunteer. For more information, visit the Athens-Clark County MLK Day of Service website. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kai Wilmsen at kai@athenslandtrust.org or 706-613-0122.

Be sure to claim your FACS 100 Centennial T-Shirt by visiting the FACS table at the Kick-Off Celebration!

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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 Claim a FACS 100 Centennial T-shirt?

FACS 100 centennial shirts will be provided to volunteers who register at the Athens MLK site on Jan. 15.
Volunteers can claim their t-shirt at the Kick-Off Celebration at the Clarke Central High School gymnasium on Jan. 15, 2018 between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Simply visit the FACS table at the registration site.

T-shirts were provided courtesy of the UGA President's Venture Fund. 

Note: T-shirts are not for sale, sizes are not guaranteed and will be distributed to FACS affiliates while supplies last.

Kick-Off Celebration
350 S. Milledge Avenue
Clarke Central High School | Gymnasium
8:30 - 9:30 AM

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!

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH

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.