Rock Hill college students help others on MLK Day

adouglas@heraldonline.comJanuary 21, 2013 

— Local college students logged close to 500 hours of community service Monday, volunteering with a dozen York County organizations for a day of service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Students from Clinton Junior College, Winthrop University and York Technical College fanned out across the county participating in projects such as a visiting with senior citizens at assisted living homes and volunteering at Rock Hill’s shelters for women and children.

The college students started their service project around 11 a.m. on Monday, the official federal and a state holiday honoring King.

At the Boys and Girls Clubs in Rock Hill and Fort Mill, the volunteers helped children make handprints that said “I am different because....” The college students then discussed what makes everyone special and different but equal.

With seniors, the students completed “Living History” books with people living at the Green Street apartments, Agape Senior and the Adult Enrichment Center. Seniors shared their stories about what life was like when they were in their 20’s.

Students also continued work on the Rock Hill Educational Community Garden — an ongoing project on Ebenezer Avenue with city and school district partners.

Anna Douglas 803-329-4068

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