Last updated: December 5, 2013
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$10,000 grants for projects that create positive change
Join us in remembering the legacy of Dr. King by serving the Gainesville community.
Join a mentor program and help students in K-12!
2013 Impact Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedicated efforts of our volunteers, faculty, and community agencies that have been committed to volunteerism both personally and professionally.
The winners are:
Distinguished Mentor: Eric Gibbs
The Distinguished Mentor…
Volunteer Organization Fair 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Day of Service 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Florida Alternative Breaks Issue Fair 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reitz Union Room 361-363
Wilmot Gardens is a place located near the UF & Shands Medical plaza. The gardens were once a place where students, faculty and hospital patients were able to walk around and enjoy the peace and beauty of nature. Unfortunately over the years Wilmot Gardens was run down due to hurricanes and the Southern pine beetle invasion; nonetheless, volunteers have made it their goal to bring back life to the gardens. The Wilmot Gardens Project goal is to restore the Gardens to a “place that radiates life, love, growth, peace and nature at its’ best.”
If you are interested in volunteering you can work with a group of volunteers that have been putting in their time and effort for more than 6 years to restore these gardens to their original beauty. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to help restore the Gardens themselves by gardening and clearing overgrown areas in the Garden. Additionally volunteers work to raise funds in support of restoring and maintaining the Gardens. One of the biggest fund-raisers is Wilmot Gardens offering the opportunity to purchase an engraved brick to be laid along one of the many paths within the gardens.
301 Peabody Hall
PO Box 114135
Gainesville, FL 32611
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