Projects



Arts 'N Autism

Arts 'n Autism is an after school day care for children and teenagers with autism. This program focuses on the arts, kinesthetics, and social communication for these students. Volunteers have the opportunity to help with art class, karate, yoga, singing, drumming, social skills, dancing, swimming, or guide a group of students through each of these different activities. Arts N Autism
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Project Times: Tuesday - Thursday; 3:00-6:00pm | More Information

Animal Shelter

Volunteers walk and clean the animals or provide important adminstrative support at the shelter Animal Shelter
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Project Times: Monday - Friday; 9:00am - 5:00pm

The EliMiNaTe Project

With The Eliminate Project, Circle K International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000 newborn children every year. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus. The effects of the disease are excruciating—tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, 129 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. The Eliminate Project
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Project Times: Various | More Information

Habitat for Humanity

The Tuscaloosa Chapter of Habitat For Humanity builds low cost housing in areas surrounding Tuscaloosa. Volunteers are asked to bring a hammer, tape measure, and nail apron if owned. If not, these items will be provided to you at the site. Additionally, we work at the reStore Home Improvement Store sorting items, cleaning the area and various other tasks. Habitate reStore
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Project Times: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, plus House Builds | More Information

HERO: Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization

HERO works as a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt to end rural poverty. As a non-profit housing resource center, HERO provides community resources and housing education. Circle Kers team with HERO to build housing, clean out abandoned buildings and create landscaping around the Greensboro/Hale County-area. HERO
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Project Times: Saturdays, as choosen by the Chairman | More Information

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. Circel Kers volunteer with JA to teach classes, coordinate groups and mentor participants. Junior Achievement
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Project Times: Various, depending on your site selection

Kentuck Arts Festival

The Kentuck Festival, nationally recognized for its quality and diversity, celebrates a variety of artistic styles ranging from folk to contemporary arts as well as traditional crafts. Circle Kers volunteer to read with children, paint faces, work concessions and tons of other activities to help ensure the festival goes off without a hitch. Kentuck Arts Fair
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Project Times: October 15 - 16, 2011

Key to College

In Key to College, Circle Kers visit area Key Clubs and talk with them about college life, the transition from High School and answer whatever questions they may have. Through this program, college students can share their experiences to help High School Students prepare for college. Key to College
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Project Times: Spring

Luminaries

Each year around Christmas, Circle K arranges thounsands of candles on the University Quad to celebrate the festivities of the holiday season. Student organizations and local businesses are asked to support this special event with their donations of time and money. All proceeds benefit the One Spark Campaign for Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental. Luminaries
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Project Times: December 9, 2012; 1:00pm - 10:00pm | More Information

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, but was originally known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. March of Dimes is one of Circle K International's endorsed Service Partners and a major partner of UA Circle K. March of Dimes
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Project Times: Various

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a project with Covenant Presbyterian Church where club members help to deliver breakfast to people less fortunate. Club members enjoy breakfast provided by Covenant Presbyterian Church. After breakfast the volunteers take off in groups of two to deliever meals. Volunteers enjoy reading the very unique directions while helping the people that need it. Meals on Wheels
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Project Times: One Sunday per Month - 8:00am, Covenant Presbyterian Church

Moundville Native American Festival

Ancient rulers and thousands of their subjects thrived in a city behind huge wooden walls that once surrounded the Moundville site. These prehistoric Native Americans farmed, hunted and fished. Each year, descendants of this vibrant culture return, celebrating the South’s rich Indian heritage at the Moundville Native American Festival. Circle Kers volunteer by working directly with the children attending, hosting children's events and giving tours of the park. Moundville Native American Festival
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Project Times: October 5 – 8, 2011

One Spark: The Campaign for Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental

Through the Jean Dean RIF Program, Circle Kers have the chance to read to underprivledged children and, through that, give many of those same children their first book. Yet, that overwhelmingly rewarding experience is only half of Circle K's committment to the RIF Program. The 2011 Alabama District Circle K Board adopted a renewed pledge in-light Government Budget Cuts to raise $50,000 over five years to help keep puttting books in the hands of children. One Spark
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Project Times: Various, depending on location | More Information

Red Cross

Each day, Circle Kers help out at the main office by performing basic secretarial duties (i.e. answering phones, filing, etc), but UA Circle K's major partership with the Red Cross is hosting a campus blood drive each December. Circle K staffs, supports and promotes the Blood Drive allow students, faculty and staff to save countless lives. Red Cross
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Project Times: TBA

RISE Center

The RISE Center provides exemplary services based on recommended practices to young children with diverse abilities and their families. Circle Kers volunteer at the RISE Center in a variety of roles, from working directly with students to various adminsitrative & secretarial work. By working at the RISE Center, UA Circle Kers have a unique opporunity to serve on campus and make a difference in many lives. RISE Center
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Project Times: Monday-Friday; 9:00am - noon and 1:30pm - 2:30pm | More Information

Salvation Army

Each week Circle Kers prepare and serve food to those in need at Salvation Army Shelter. Displaced following the April 27 Storms, the Salvation Army continues to serve those in need arcoss the community. In addition to the Food Pantry, Circle Kers play an important role with the Salvation Army in the Angel Tree project each Christmas season, plus UA Circle K proudly rings bells each Christmas too. Salvation Army
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Project Times: Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Office and at the December Blood Drive

United Methodist Children's Home

At the Tuscaloosa Group Home, they care for up to eight boys in the group home and another four in a transitional living home. The boys are educated in public schools of the Tuscaloosa County School District. The University of Alabama Circle K Club has a long standing relationship with the home. In fact, this relationship has led to a room in the home being named in honor of UA Circle K. Each week, Circle Kers tutor, help develop and mentor the boys. Group Home
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Project Times: Monday-Friday; 4:00pm - 5:00pm