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HandsOn Kansas State

HandsOn Kansas State promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially responsible citizens knowledgeably equipped for active participation.

Annually, HandsOn creates and implements specific Days of Services to heighten civic awareness. Our 9/11 Day of Service is a mobile food distribution in conjunction with Harvester's of Topeka; over 250 hungry family/individuals attended in 2013 to receive nutritious, fresh produce. As the resource center for all people service-minded, HandsOn Student Program Coordinators are available to sit down one-on-one to discuss interests, assist in finding organization contacts, and any other service-learning training needed to establish your volunteer opportunity. Student groups looking to understand volunteer management are also eligible to receive training for the improvement of their service events.

Spring Furniture Amnesty Day

HandsOn Kansas StateManhattan Good Neighbors and the City of Manhattan are teaming up for a Spring Furniture Amnesty Day. Furniture Amnesty Day (FAD) is a community-wide event held during the summer. However, this year we are adding a second event in the Spring. Spring FAD will take place Friday, May 6th at the Baker Field Parking Lot in City Park. There will be no house pick ups, and only drop offs for this event. Community members are welcome to select furniture throughout the day. FAD's purpose is to reduce the amount of unwanted furniture by fostering an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors. Instead disposing unwanted furniture improperly, citizens can recycle and reuse furniture to Manhattan residents and K-State students in need through this event.  

As this event grows, the need for more volunteers grows as well. 15 volunteers are needed to help in the morning and 15 for the afternoon. The morning volunteers will be helping to process furniture, public sign ups, loading and unloading furniture, and traffic control of furniture drop offs.  Afternoon volunteers will focus on processing the public in furniture selection and moving furniture for those needing assistance. 

This all day event is a great corporate volunteer opportunity for those businesses in the greater Manhattan community to mobilize their employees to give back to those in need. Volunteers can sign up through the HandsOn Kansas State web sign up at: http://bit.ly/HOKS_signup. Fill in the Volunteer Information and select Furniture Amnesty Day. For more information or have any questions please email mgn@ksu.edu.