ATTENTION: The pre-Martin Luther King Day service project that was organized by the City of Jackson and Keep Jackson Beautiful has been cancelled. An explanation for the cancellation can be found at the end of this post.
If you are still interested in volunteering in West Jackson, there are a few options available such as:
Community Nursing Home, 1120 Langley Ave., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Social activities for seniors
Community Stewpot, 1100 W. Capitol St., 10 am. – 2 p.m., Serving meals & clean up
The John M. Perkins Foundation, 1831 Robinson St., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Light clean up
Gateway Rescue Mission, 328 S. Gallatin St., 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Stocking shelves, serving meals and light clean up
Click here for contact information regarding the volunteer opportunities above.
Below is the email from Keep Jackson Beautiful that explains why the service project has been cancelled:
Good Afternoon,I hope that I have reached most of you by phone. The owner of the building we were going to paint has decided not to sign the release for us to do so. Therefore, we must cancel this project.If there is anyone you know that had made plans to attend, please let them know. However, for the few that do show up, there is a wall of grafitti downtown that we can paint. But that won’t take very many people. So if your students show up, I will try to keep them busy, but if you can, please let them know. I will do my best to reschedule this particular project later.I do apologize for this inconvenience. There were so many responses, it would have been a wonderful project for us all. Thanks so much for your help.
Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc.
2906 N. State Street, Suite 212
Jackson, MS 39216