2020 MLK Jr. Week of Service


All SCC students and employees are invited to join! 


Service Opportunities: 

Friday, January 17

All week – January 20 - 24

  • Transit Ticket Fundraiser: Transportation is currently our greatest student need and barrier to academic success. We’ll be collecting spare change and cash donations at central locations on each campus (Jackson Campus - Balsam Information Desk, Macon Campus front desk, Swain Center front desk) for the purchase of county transit tickets. One dollar can provide a one-way ride from campus/home to a designated stop.

Monday, January 20 – SERVE STRONG

  • Project FIRE:  8:30 a.m.-noon - Volunteers will cut and/or deliver firewood to Jackson County residents who rely on wood heat. Facilitated by Jackson County Department on Aging. Please RSVP to coordinate transportation; especially seeking volunteers who can bring a pickup truck.
  • SCC Trail Cleanup: 1-4 p.m. - Hike, clear and clean the SCC Trail. Please RSVP for specific instructions.

Tuesday, January 21 – SERVE HEALTHY

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive (Jackson Campus): 1-5:30 p.m. - You can make an appointment by clicking HERE, site code SCC; or calling Sandra Seibert at 828.339.4305. Walk-ins are also welcome.
  • LifeShare Carolinas Organ Donation (Burrell Building): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - LifeShare staff will be available to provide information about organ donation and will assist with joining the organ donation registry.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (Burrell Building): 9 a.m. - noon - Medical Assisting students will be providing information on bone marrow and cord blood donation, as well as signing up potential marrow donors for the transplant registry.
  • Lunch & Learn: “Little Book of Big Conversations” (Burrell Building): noon-1 p.m. - Jeanne Matthews of Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging will facilitate an interactive activity to assist with the making and discussing of end of life decisions, including organ donation options. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, January 22 – SERVE CRAFTY

  • Greeting Card Decoration: Burrell Lobby: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Macon Campus; PSTC; Swain Center - Greeting cards and materials will be available at all SCC Campuses. The decorated cards will then be delivered to service area communities who need uplifting and encouragement, including long-term care residents, senior center guests and Meals on Wheels clients.

Thursday, January 23 – SERVE SMART

  • Lunch & Learn: “Translating Service into a Career” (Burrell Building): 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Jodie Waldroup will lead a student-focused session on how service experience creates a competitive edge in the job market. This discussion will touch on topics such as marketing volunteerism in resumes/interviews, choosing appropriate service for career goals and professional development through service. Please RSVP – Refreshments will be provided.
  • Lunch & Learn: “Magnifying the Community in Community College: Leveraging Service-Learning Pedagogy as a High-Impact Practice” (Burrell Building): 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lane Perry, WCU’s Executive Director of Community Engagement and Service Learning, will be speaking about the benefits of incorporating service-learning into curricula and programming. Mike Despeaux will then facilitate a panel discussion with Perry, and SCC’s Kristan Blanton, Bucky Dann and Pam Judson. Please RSVP – Refreshments will be provided.