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SVC celebrates MLK Jr. Day with Day of Service events

Jan 13, 2024

Skagit Valley College will host a Day of Service to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday, Jan. 16 on its Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. The Day of Service features free events, community basketball skills clinics, and a donation drive.

Day of Service Events | Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • 12-12:15 p.m. | Light refreshments and snacks.
  • 12:15-12:35 p.m. | “I Have a Dream” Speech held on the Whidbey Island campus and streamed via Zoom on the Mount Vernon campus.
  • 12:35-1:15 p.m. | Monique McVeigh will debrief the discussion from the Whidbey Island campus. Mount Vernon campus screening area will be set up to participate in the debrief and discussion as well.
  • 12:35-2:30 p.m. | Proposed service activities will take place. Proposed services will include a blood drive, sock drive, food drive, and the Lending Library

The events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Knutzen Cardinal Center Multipurpose Room on the Mount Vernon campus and in Oak Hall, room 223 on the Whidbey Island campus.

Community Basketball Skills Clinics
SVC will also host free community basketball skills clinics for children ages 7-14 from 9 a.m. -12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 in the DuVall Pavilion on the Mount Vernon campus. No experience is needed and the clinics are open to anyone. Children will work with the SVC men’s and women’s teams on skills to improve their game. No 5 on 5 games will be played.

The clinic is currently full. Children are encouraged but not required to bring their own basketball with their name on it and a water bottle.

Lending Library
SVC encourages students to donate books they no longer need/want to create a lending library on-campus in Student Life center in C190 on the Mount Vernon campus and Old Main 116 at the Whidbey Island campus.

Call for Donations
SVC will also be collecting donations as part of the Day of Service. Donated items can include non-perishable food and drink items, socks, mittens, and beanies in any condition, and personal hygiene products.

All donations can be dropped off by Friday, Jan. 12 in room C-190 in the Cardinal Center building on the Mount Vernon campus or in room 116 in the Old Main building on the Whidbey Island campus.

The SVC Student Life and Student Equity and Inclusion offices are sponsoring the Day of Service events.

For more information about these events and the community basketball clinics, contact Director of Student Equity and Inclusion Services Rick Flores at [email protected].

For directions and a campus map, visit skagit.edu/campus.

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