Students honor MLK by giving back to community

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of Jaguars spent their day off from classes volunteering at 13 different sites near downtown Indianapolis in honor of the late civil rights leader's legacy, including the Ronald McDonald House, Holy Family Shelter and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Several student groups, including the cross-country and tennis teams, participated in the annual day of service.

Students painted birdhouses and other decor at the Centers of Wellness for Urban Women. Their creations will be used in the community food garden at Flanner House. Photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Students cleaned the Son Foundation house, which provides a residence for families who are going through cancer treatment. Photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Students with the IUPUI cross-country team put together bags of food for those in need at the Midwest Food Bank. Photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University