Open to All Community Members!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Make MLK Jr. Day a "Day On"

On Monday, January 20, students, faculty, staff and community members come together for a day of service to our Central Oregon community.

OSU-Cascades' fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for the campus community to turn this day off into a DAY ON. Sign up as an individual, with friends, or as a club and volunteer with one of our Central Oregon nonprofit partners.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a firm belief that the power to change the world stood within each individual person. This event brings with it the opportunity to come together as a community for a day of service.

The events starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.   Registration and Keynote/debriefs are in Tykeson Hall 111.


7 a.m. - Morning Project Sites Meet-Up (Tykeson Hall 111)

7 a.m. - Travel to Morning Sites

10:30 a.m. - Return to campus; informal debrief

11 a.m. - Keynote speaker (Raquel Willis, activist and executive editor of Out magazine)

12 p.m. - End of keynote; keynote debrief; lunch for volunteers & students

12:30 p.m. - Afternoon Project Sites meet up (Tykeson Hall 111); lunch for volunteers & students

12:45 p.m. - Travel to Afternoon Site

3:30 p.m. - Afternoon sites work complete

More Information

Free coffee/snacks in the morning; pizza lunch at noon!

Cool t-shirt! (Limited supply; OSU-Cascades students priority)

For more information about the event, please visit the Student Life office in Tykeson Hall 110 or email us at

We look forward to the opportunity to work together with you all for the betterment of our community.

Keynote Address: Raquel Willis

Monday, January 20 | 11:00 a.m. | Tykeson Hall Room 111

This year’s MLK Celebration Keynote Speaker is Raquel Willis. Raquel is a Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker dedicated to elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color. She is currently the executive editor of Out magazine and the founder of Black Trans Circles through Transgender Law Center (TLC). In 2018, she was named a Jack Jones Literary Arts Sylvia Rivera Fellow. She's also a part of Echoing Ida, a national Black women and nonbinary writers' collective.

Service Projects - Site Information

Morning Sites (8 - 10:30 a.m.)

Humane Society: Thrift Store

  • Sorting incoming donations
  • 61220 S. Hwy 97, Bend, OR, 97702; Meredith Shadrach


  • Help kids make Valentine's Day cards for veterans; help pass out/collect materials and snacks
  • First United Methodist Church; 680 NW Bond Street; Melanie Feltman

Habitat for Humanity - Restore

  • Help with inventory, unload vehicles, organize storage areas, clean up shop area
  • 224 NE Thurston Ave,  Bend, OR 97701; Brenda Jackson
Afternoon Sites (1 - 3:30 p.m.)

Ronald McDonald House

  • Cleaning around the house utilizing a master cleaning list
  • 1700 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97702; Tina Haskell

Humane Society: Shelter

  • Miscellaneous projects based on residency; may include things such as organizing storage areas, cleaning crates, doing inventory, distributing pet food, cleaning projects and play-yard maintenance
  • 61220 S. Hwy 97, Bend, OR, 97702; Billie Ameika

Habitat for Humanity - Restore

  • Help with inventory, unload vehicles, organize storage areas, clean up shop area
  • 224 NE Thurston Ave,  Bend, OR 97701; Brenda Jackson