Rhodes To Host Mayor’s “12 Days of Giving” Reception
Publication Date: 11/29/2011
On Nov. 30, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. will kick off his One Memphis service initiative, “12 Days of Giving,” which recognizes the exceptional work of 12 Memphis non-profit organizations. Rhodes, which twice has been named “Most Service-Oriented College” by Newsweek, will host a city-wide service reception for the volunteers of these organizations on Dec. 12.
“As we approach such a wonderful time of year, we are all reminded of our roles as members of a greater community in need,” says Mayor Wharton. “One Memphis was launched with the belief that when our entire city pulls together and focuses on helping one another, there is nothing we cannot achieve. This spirit of community-wide hopefulness and service is perfectly reflected in our annual ‘12 Days of Giving’ program.”
Rhodes senior Madeline Patterson, who serves as an Urban Fellow in the mayor’s office, has helped to organize “12 Days of Giving.”
For each day of the initiative, Mayor Wharton will post information about an organization on his Facebook page and Twitter feed. WMC-TV/Action News 5 also is helping to promote the 12 organizations by highlighting each on its 6 a.m. broadcast.
The organizations and dates they will be featured are as follows:
Manna House-Nov. 30
Stand for Children-Dec. 1
Memphis Muslim Social Services-Dec. 3
Mid-South Food Bank-Dec. 4
Livable Memphis-Dec. 5
Literacy Mid-South-Dec. 7
Rangeline CDC-Dec. 8
Memphis City Beautiful-Dec. 9
Memphis Athletic Ministries-Dec. 10