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Veritas MLK Service Day

MLK Service Day - 2017

Veritas held a community day of service on Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Service Act that was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton in 1994. While celebrating the King Holiday, our students and families enjoyed loving and serving our neighbors and communities, as well as following Christ's example when He said "...whosoever will be great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever among you will be the first shall be the servant of all" (Mark 9:35).

The third annual Veritas MLK Service Day featured the most participants and biggest impact yet! Because of 588 volunteers students, parents, grandparents, siblings, staff, and faculty, Veritas was able to serve the missions of 25 nonprofit organizations serving thousands of community members in need, as well as providing TLC for first responders and wounded veterans. Transportation, hours, and nearly 1,000 items were donated to make an impact at Ronald McDonald House, FamilyLink, Mission Possible Homeless Shelter, Burke Center for Youth, Austin Disaster Relief Network-Hope Thrift Store, as well as:

  • 30 winter hats knitted for SafePlace families
  • 80 packages assembled for the homeless at Caritas and Feed the Community
  • 7,000+ pounds of food sorted at Central Texas Food Bank
  • 50 Meals on Wheels placemats laminated and designed with heartfelt messages
  • 66 resource bags created for Wounded Warriors
  • 200 handmade cards decorated for APD officers
  • 50 pairs of materials hand cut to make shoes for children through Sole Hope
  • 70 resource packages and sensory boards built for children served by Foster Village
  • 2 weekends worth of work completed by 15 volunteers clearing and planting after a freeze at Grow Together Community Garden
  • 100 cards decorated for the assisted living residents at Village Christian Apartments
  • Dozens of activity bags assembled for pediatric patients at Seton SouthWest and Hays County Hospitals
  • 20 wreaths made with 400 cutouts alongside residents at Brookdale-Beckett Meadows; and
  • 300 feet of fencing maintained at Marbridge Foundation

MLK Service Day Highlights