MLK Day in Montana
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Project DescriptionSponsoring OrganizationSpecial Requests or SkillsDateTimeLocation NameStreet AddressCityWebsiteLead ContactPhoneEmail
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Sunday SupperFoodCorps service members will be gathering community members around a meal the Sunday before MLK Day to commemmorate this special dayFoodCorpsamazing (or aspiring) cooks!Sunday, January 1910 service site locations across Montana: Ronan, Kalispell, Somers, Missoula, Butte, Boulder, Bozeman, Billings, Ennis, Red LodgeNancy Moore533-6648nancym@ncat.org
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Billings Community ConnectBCC is an annual one day one stop event to provide various resources to individuals and families in poverty. Services include point in time survey distribution, clothing, hair cuts, bike repairts, and housing resouces all free of charge. VISTA members will be volunteering at various BCC stations to ensure a successful event. Mayor's Committee on Homelessness & City of Billingssmiling faces!Friday, January 24th 9:00-4:00pmAl Bedoo Shrine Auditorium1125 Broadwater AvenueBillingsci.billings.mt.us/bccKalyn Yasutake406-237-6135vista9@ci.billings.mt.us
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2014 Billings Community ConnectBCC is an annual one day one stop event that offers various resources to individuals and families in poverty. Services include point in time survey administration, clothing, hair cuts, bike repair, and on average, 50 providers including representation from medical, veterans, Native American, housing and employment resources all free of charge. RSVP coordinates the combined effort of more than 100 community and RSVP volunteers.City of Billings/Mayors Committee on Homelessness BCC is in need of a wide variety of skills to address the needs of the at-risk population who attend the event. A wide-variety of volunteer opportunities exist including survey administration, food service, clothing distribution, hospitality, way finding, event set up and breakdown.Thursday 1/23/14-Set up Friday 1/24/14-EventThursday 8a-3p Friday 9a-4pAl Bedoo Shrine Auditorium1125 Broadwater AvenueBillings MTyoucanvolunteer.orgPam Makara-BCC Volunteer Coordinator(406) 245-6177pamm@allianceyc.org
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Missoula Home WeatherizationsEnergy Corps members will gather in Missoula for the week of 1.20.14 to install light weatherization materials in low income homes.Energy Corpslight weatherization experience: installation of door sweeps, weatherstripping, outlet gaskets, etc.Monday, January 20th through Friday, January 24th9-5pm each dayN/AN/AMissoulaN/AKaleena Miller533-6651kaleenam@ncat.org
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Headstart reading projectAction for Eastern Montana Senior companion Project, Richland/McCone County RSVP, and Dawson County RSVP will all join together to come to the Headstart School in Glendive to read and do craft projects with the Head Statrt Children on Tuesday the 21th of january Senior Companion' Program, Richland /McCone County RSVP, and Dawson/ Wibaux RSVPReading Tuesday January 2110:00 to 1:00Glendive Head Start School 2030 North Merrill Ave Glendive MT Karen O'Dell406-433-4967k.odell@aemt.org
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Read for PeaceFoster Grandparents serving in the Billings School District will read diversity themed books and facilitate MLK Day themed projects in the classrooms where they serve. St. Vincent Healthcare Foster Grandparent Programreading, craftsJanuary 17 - 21, 2014varies depending on the classroomBillings School DistrictN/ABillings, MTN/ABarbara Brady237-3485barbara.brady@sclhs.net
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Read for PeaceSenior Corps and other will be reading at several Helena SchoolsVista Corps and Senior Corpsreading1/17/2014varies depending on the classroomHelena School DistrictN/AHelena, MTN/AMolly Wilkins helping with Senior Corp Ruthie HilRuthie 457-7461mwilkins@safmt.org or rhill@rmdc.net
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Movies and the Magic Negro Speaker"Movies and the Magic Negro" with Tobin Miller Shearer is a presentative provided the Miles City Community by RSVP, Miles City Public Library, and Humanities Montana.  This interactive session will explore Hollywood films that feature an AfricanAmerican charcter given extraordinary powers of abilities.  Characters like Bagger Vance (The Legend of Bagger Vance), John Coffee (The Green Miles) and Oda Mae Brown (Ghost) will be explored alongside a discussion of what the persistence of this character type tells us about the state of race relations in the US and the presence of Obama in the White House.RSVP, Miles City Public Library and Humanities MontanaN/AJanuary 15, 2014 at the Miles City Public Library at 7 p.m. Public is invited.7 p.m.Miles City Public LibraryCorner of 10th and MainMiles City, MTn/aBetty Vail, Sonja Woods, Carla BichlerBetty at 234-0505rsvp05@midrivers.com
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Read for PeaceSenior Corps and other volunteer will be reading MLK related books at Russell school and doing craft projectsFlathead County RSVPreadingMonday, January 20thRussell Elementary School227 West Nevada StreetKalispell, MT http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/domain/397 Sue Holst, Flathead County RSVP DirectorSue at 406-261-9413sholst@flathead.mt.gov
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Read for PeaceAmeriCorps VISTAs, AmeriCorps members, Senior Corps, community members and college students will read MLK-related books to K-3rd grade students in Missoula County Public Schools. Following the reading, students will complete an art project that will then be collected and displayed in a prominent location in downtown Missoula for the month of February. Montana Campus Compactreading, art activitiesFriday, January 17thAll dayMCPS elementary schoolsVarious locationsMissoula, MTGet in touch with a local coordinator today! http://www.mtcompact.org/index.php/aid/b046dabd/fuseaction/mlkreadforpeace.main.htmLiz Higgins, VISTA Leader MTCC243-5451vistaleader@mtcompact.org
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Read for Peace DayThe AmeriCorps VISTA, adult volunteers, and middle school students will serve as "Read For Peace" book buddies for Potomac students during the Potomac School Explorers program.Schedule of Events: 8:30 am – 9:30 am: Read With A Book Buddy About MLK, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: World Peace Poetry, Coloring, and Art, 10:30 Am – 11:00 AM: Snack, 11:00 Am – 12:00 Pm: Art & Poetry Presentations.





Montana Campus Compactreading, poetry writing, drawing, theatrical performanceFriday, January 17th8:00 am - 12:00 pmPotomac Greenough Community Center 29827 Potomac Road Potomac, MTN/AHannah Still, VISTACell: 406 -880-1363hstill@potomacschoolmontana.us
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Read for Peace DayAmeriCorps VISTAs, community members and college students will read MLK-related books to K-3rd grade students in Bozeman and Belgrade kidsLINK afterschool programs. Following the reading, students will complete an art project that will then be collected and displayed and the Bozeman and Belgrade public libraries as well as Lee & Dad's grocery in Belgrade.Montana Campus Compactreading, art activitiesFriday, January 17th3:30 PM - 5:30 PMBozeman and Belgrade public schools kidsLINK afterschool programsVarious locationsBozeman & Belgrade, MThttp://www.jooners.com/guest?utm_campaign=invites&utm_medium=email&utm_source=web&l=cc515f39-7db9-4cf7-814f-111a27398a0bTyson Krinke, VISTA406-587-2194krinke@mtcompact.org
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Read for Peace DayAmeriCorps VISTAs and community members will read MLK-related books to K-5 grade students at Mountain View Elementary School. Following the reading, students will complete projects related to the readings.Montana Campus Compactreading, art activitiesThursday, January 168AM-11:30AMMountain View Elementary SchoolRed Lodge, MTAnne Genereux, VISTA608 354-2443genereux@mtcompact.org
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Read for Peace DayMontana Campus Compactreading, art activities, MLK Day CelebrationUGF Campus 10:00-1:00 p.m. January 20th and Great Falls Schools January 21-24.10:00-1:00 p.m.UGF Campus, Roosevelt Elementary, Whittier Elementary (UGF SMEA Club, UGF Formation Group, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired Senior Volunterrs.Great Falls, MTThomas A. Raunig, UGF Education Department, Jake Clark, UGF Campus Ministry406-791-5361, 406-791-5230jclark01@ugf.edu, traunig01@ugf.edu
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Wake Up Montana! Healthy Breakfast Food DriveFood drive collecting healthy breakfast foods for the Helena Food Share.Prevention Resource CenterJanuary 17-31st8 AM-5 PMVarious state office buildingsHelena, MTAmanda Paramore406-444-9655aparamore@mt.gov
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Read For PeaceAmeriCorps VISTA and RSVP members will read MLK-related books to LINKS afterschool programs for K-5. Following the reading, the children will complete an art project that will be displayed in the Livingston Public Library.Montana Campus CompactReading, art activitiesJanuary 15 & 164 PM both daysLivingston Grade Level SchoolsLivingston, MTKatie Regan406-224-3920kleighregan@gmail.com
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Read for Peace DayHavre volunteers will read MLK related books to the Boy's and Girls Club of the Hi-line afterschool program for K-5 students.  Following the reading, the children will do art projects depicting the meaning of MLK's words and ideas as they personally apply to the students.Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-LineReading, art activitiesFriday, January 17th4 PMBoys and Girls Club of the Hi-LineBoys and Girls Club 500 1st Ave Havre, Mt 59501HavreT.C. Knutson406-868-1368claytonknutson@yahoo.com
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