MLK Day in Montana, January 19, 2015
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Residential WeatherizationAll twelve Energy Corps members will gather from around Montana to weatherize homes on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning MT. Members will weatherize in teams of 2-3 over the course of January 19-23, 2015.
NCAT and NorthWestern Energy
No additional volunteers needed, but press/media welcome
January 19-23
8am-5pm each day
Browning
Gordon Bauer and Devin Rothman (Energy Corps members)
406-533-6646
gordonb@ncat.org
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Read for PeaceAmeriCorps members and community volunteers will read to elementary school children about Martin Luther King Jr. and lead classroom activities to get children thinking about peace and diversity. We will invite local dignitaries from the community to participate, and will display classroom activities, such as art and poetry, throughout the community.MTCC and RMDC1/16/2015HelenaAmber Rhodes406.495.7335rhodes@mtcompact.org
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Read for PeaceRead for Peace in Lake County currently K.W. Harvey Elementary, possibly Linderman
Area VI Agency on Aging FGP/RSVP
1/20/2015
varies according to school
K.W. Harvey Elementary & Pablo Elementary
Ronan & PabloSherlee Santorno
406-883-7284
rsvp@area6aging.org
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Drive to benefit Billings Community ConnectWe are putting on a drive around Billings to collect paper good and food products for Billings Community Connect which is a one stop shop for those in need happening on February 3rd
Billings Metro VISTA Project
January 16-30, 2015
to be determinedBillingsGina Simonetti
406-247-8675
simonettig@ci.billings.mt.us
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2015 Billings Community ConnectVolunteers will mobilize in a variety of direct and indirect roles that are intended to provide both immediate and long term support to a diverse population of homeless individuals as well as those at risk of becoming homeless.
RSVP of Yellowstone County
Feb 2-3, 2015VariableBillingsP Makara
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Safety for SeniorsTraction Aid Giveaway
City of Miles City RSVP/Funded by the Holy Rosary Foundation
1/6/20152:30pm-4:30pm
Holy Rosary Healthcare Meeting Room
2600 Wilson Street
Miles City
rsvpmilescity.org
Betty Vail, RSVP Director
234-0505rsvp05@midrivers.com
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Read for Peace with Healthy SnacksVolunteers will be helping Head Start students prepare Healthy Snacks and then read “The Bernstein Bears Volunteer” while the children enjoy their snacks.City of Miles City RSVP
12 volunteers needed
1/15/201510:00 AMHead Start
1608 Merriam Ave
Miles City
rsvpmilescity.org
Betty Vail, RSVP Director
234-0505rsvp05@midrivers.com
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MLK Day Local Student Art Contest - Proposed ProjectStudents in Whitefish will have the opportunity to participate in an MLK-inspired art contest. Submissions will be displayed at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center and winnners will be awarded prizes.JFM and local school districtAnyone interested in helping implement this exciting new projectJanuary 5-19WhitefishZachariah Tkachyk406-758-2496ZTkachyk@mt.gov
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Read for Peace in 4 area schools and Partnering with Maxine Garcia, Lincoln County with Read for Peace and doing a collection of personal itemsKalispellLeslie Potter406-758-5712lpotter@flathead.mt.gov
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collection of personal items for Heart Lockerfor the Heart Locker, homeless youth and Veterans PantryTo be determined
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Read for Peace - Missoula Senior Service Corps
Senior Corps volunteers read age-appropriate books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to K - third-grade classroom students at various Missoula County Elementary Schools. A collaborative event between Missoula Senior Corps (RSVP and Foster Grandparents), Montana Campus Compact and the community, MLK Read for Peace provides National Service Participants (RSVP/FosterGrandparents) and college student volunteers & community members the opportunity to spread the message of Dr. King.
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Project Homeless Connect - Missoula Senior Corps
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a national initiative aimed at connecting the homeless with core services during a one-day, one-stop service event consolidating available services and connecting homeless individuals/families to benefits, medical care, and a variety of social services which can help alleviate homelessness and lead to self-sufficiency. PHC is a collaborative effort between Missoula Senior Corps (RSVP, Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents) and over 70 local government agencies, nonprofit service providers, businesses and community volunteers.
Jan 19-30, 2015
(ongoing drive)
8am-5pm each day
various - donation drop-off bins at local DPHHS buildings and at community organziations
various
based in Helena and throughout state
prevention.mt.gov
Samantha Mistar(406) 841-2404smistar@mt.gov
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Wake Up Montana! Healthy Breakfast Food Drive The Department of Public Health and Human Services will be holding a statewide food drive effort with a local focus on collecting healthy breakfast food items for food pantries across the state of Montana.
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Read for PeaceThe St. Vincent Healthcare Foster Grandparent Program is participating in the Read for Peace Project for MLK Day. FGs from 6 counties will be encouraged to read to children on (or around) MLK Day, and participate in MLK Day classroom activities. The program is based in Billings.
St. Vincent Healthcare Foster Grandparent Program


the program is designed for
current FGs only. 

MLK weekin-school hours
Billings public school
variousBillingsBarb Brady406-237-3485barbara.brady@sclhs.net
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Read for PeaceRSVP volunteers will read to children at the Bozeman Chirldren's Museum.
Children's Museum of Bozeman
1/17/2015
10:30am - 12:30pm
Children's Museum of Bozeman
202 South Willson
Bozeman
cmbozeman.org
Alessa Kiviat520-425-2240
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