ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University students are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of community outreach events.

Put on by the department of campus involvement people can come out to the Atwood Main Lounge, select Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to lend a hand with different projects.

Birthday card making station. (Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)



Days of Service, Civic Engagement Program Adviser, Ashley Mitchell says they are doing a number of projects.

"We have three different projects that we are doing, we have tie blankets that are donated to the St. Cloud Hospital trauma center. We are also doing birthday signs which are donated to local nursing home facilities, to put on residents doors on their birthdays. And we are also doing veterans cards  to basically say thank you for their service."

All of the items will be donated to local organizations.

"St. Benedict's is one of the senior homes we donate our birthday signs to. The St. Cloud Hospital takes all of our tie blankets and Anna Maries womens battered shelter as well. Our veterans cards we bring over to an individual who passes them out at the VA who is here on campus."

The following Days of Service events will be on November 1, November 22 and December 6. Mitchell says the series leads up to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration.

The celebration will be held on MLK Day, Monday, January 16 from 7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. in the Atwood Ballroom.

Student folding finished tie blanket. (Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)