(CHICAGO) — Rush University students and staff will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday through a day of service on Monday, Jan. 21. Students from each of Rush’s colleges —Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the Graduate College and the College of Health Sciences — will participate in services throughout the day, including the following:
- Collect toiletries and snack food at Rush for U.S. military personnel serving overseas.
- Prepare breakfast for the people being helped at Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph at 2715 W. Harrison St., Chicago at 3 a.m.
- Entertain patients and their families at the Ronald McDonald House at 5444 S. Drexel Ave. in Hyde Park, Chicago at 9:30 a.m.
- Provide assistance with STD testing, an HIV information talk and an anti-bullying workshop at St. Stephen’s Terrace at 2333 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago at 10 a.m.
- Provide chronic obstructive pulmonary disease screenings and smoking-cessation counseling at Sanctuary Place at 642 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago at 10 a.m.
This events are cosponsored by the Student National Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, and Rush’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Community Service, and Student Affairs.
Rush employees, faculty, students are donating food and toiletries for the cause throughout Monday afternoon. They will also be signing cards and notes of thanks be delivered to the servicemen and women.