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Veritas MLK Service Day

5th Annual MLK Service Day

In 1994, former President Bill Clinton signed the King Holiday and Service Act into law, turning MLK day into an official day of service. Veritas will honor this day on Jan 15 by holding a community day of service instead of classes. We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. 

 
Important Dates
  • Fri, Dec 7 - Sat, Jan 12: Sign-up to serve
  • Sat, Jan 12: Sign-ups close, all Driver Affidavits, and non-profit forms completed and turned-in to any Veritas Academy office. (Projects with an * have forms needing to be turned in)
  • Mon, Jan 21: Serve!

MLK Service Projects by School

 
Any Age Student Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. Due to the amount of parent involvement required to make this day a success, it is not mandatory for your child to participate; however, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity and serve our community as a family. 

Grammar School students must serve with an adult.  We have identified these projects as ideal projects for families with all ages; however,  anyone who has in interest in serving these organizations is welcome to sign-up.  If these projects are all full, remember that students can serve on projects designated for younger ages (Ii.e.. SL on a GS), but students can not serve on projects designated for older than their age (i.e. SL on an SR).

Service Projects for 2019:
 
Legacy Oaks Assisted Living Center
9:00am  |  7501 W. Highway 290, Austin, TX, 78736
 
Austin Fire Fighter Cards of Encouragement
9:30am  |  Ingram Home
 
Brookdale-Deckett Meadows
10:00am  |  7709 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749
 
Operation Christmas Child
10:00am  |  Vimont Home

 

 
Grammar School Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. Due to the amount of parent involvement required to make this day a success, it is not mandatory for your child to participate; however, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity and serve our community as a family. 

Grammar School students must serve with an adult.  Students should dress in a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans and comfortable shoes unless indicated otherwise on a specific sign-up. 

Service projects for 2019:

Kairos of Texas Prison Ministry

9:00am  |  Lee Home

Kairos of Texas Prison Ministry
9:00am  |  Peckman Home
 
Austin Police Cards

9:30am  |  Forteza Home

Homeless Bags
9:30am  |  Silkett Home
 
PALS for Meals on Wheels
9:30am  |  Goss Home
 
Placemats for Meals on Wheels
9:30am  |  McGinty Home
 
Placemats for Meals on Wheels
9:30am  |  Terry Home
 
Blankets for Austin Heart Hospital
10:00am  |  Banta Home
 
 
School of Logic Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. Due to the amount of parent involvement required to make this day a success, it is not mandatory for your child to participate; however, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity and serve with our community as a family.

SL students may volunteer without an adult; however, we need adult volunteers to chaperone, assist, and drive students to the projects. Students should dress in a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans and comfortable shoes unless indicated otherwise in Sign-Up Genius.

Service Projects for 2019:
 
Foster Village-Donation Sorting
9:00am  |  15400 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs
 
Foster Village-Sensory Bags and Boards
9:00am  |  15400 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs
 
Marbridge*
9:00am  |  2310 Bliss Spillar Rd, Manchaca, TX 78652
 
Austin Firefighters
9:30am  | Aitchison Home
   
Austin Firefighters
9:30am  |  TBD
 
Ronald McDonald House
9:30am  |  1315 Barbara Jordan BlvdAustin, TX 78723
 
Knitting Project
10:00am  |  Prater Home
 
Mission Possible-Playing with Kids*
11:15am  |  13401 Escarpment Blvd.
 
 
SL/R Service Projects
 
9:00am  |  15400 Fitzhugh Rd. Dripping Springs
 
9:30am  |  Schaeffer Home
 
9:30am  |  Wallace Home
 
10:00am  |  Todd Home

 

 
School of Rhetoric Service Projects

For our SR students, you will either sign-up and serve in the community or attend mandatory study hall on campus.  This is not a holiday.  Students go directly to their project on 1/21/19.  Please read the details for each project in the links below for start times, addresses, and end times.

Service Projects for 2019:
 

8:30am  |  20800 FM 150W, Driftwood, TX 78619

8:30am  |  7104 McNeil Dr, Austin, TX 78729

8:45am  |  6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

9:00am  |  Announced Following Sign-Up Closure
 
9:00am  |  2310 Bliss Spillar Rd, Manchacha, TX
 

9:30am  |  1600 Payton Gin Road, Austin, 78758

10:00am  |  4611 Manchaca Rd. Austin. 78745

11:15am  |  13401 Escarpment Blvd.

12:45pm  |  9301 Hog Eye Rd suite 950, Austin, TX 78724

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Sign up for a Service Project (see above).

2. Projects with an asterisk (*) have one or more additional forms to be completed and turned in to any school office by Fri, Jan 11. These forms are attached to the project within sign-up genius.

3. If you have elected to purchase items to donate as part of your service project, please make a note in your calendar to purchase and bring the item(s) with you when you serve on Jan 21.

There will be NO ONSITE PROJECTS at Veritas Academy. All projects start times and locations are listed per project in Sign Up Genius.
 

All students should wear a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans, and comfortable shoes unless otherwise instructed in Sign Up Genius.

Yes, please review the options given for Any Age of Student. These are designated to allow families with students of all ages to serve together.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the Veritas Shines Committee or Veritas SR Service Ambassadors listed HERE (requires ParentsWeb log-in).

 

Projects listed under Any Age of Student really are for any age.  In addition, stuffing bags for the Homeless would be fun and easy for younger children.  We realize it may be challenging for toddlers to stay engaged.  We hope that by having projects that meet in homes, there is enough room for toddlers to play if older kids are still working on the project.
 

 

We understand that not all employers give their employees Martin Luther King Day off as a holiday.  We encourage SL students to sign-up to serve with friends and then the families can carpool.

Unanswered Questions

If you have any questions, please reach out to any Veritas SHINES Committee Member or Veritas Service Ambasador listed HERE (requires ParentsWeb login).

MLK 2018 Service Day Highlights

Important Dates
Fri, Dec 7
Sign-Ups Open Online
 
Sat, Jan 12
Deadline to Sign-Up
Driver Affidavits Due
Non-Profit Forms Due

Projects with an * have forms needing to be turned in

Mon, Jan 21

Serve!


Questions and Contact Information
If you have any questions, please reach out to any Veritas SHINES Committee Member or Veritas Service Ambasador listed HERE (requires ParentsWeb login).
 

A Few Organizations & Ministries Served on MLK Service Day