Join together with the community, friends and family on Monday, January 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM for the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, held at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Purposeful service projects and entertainment will engage all ages. The Honorable Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, will recount his experiences as a student of Dr. King, and the Jesse White Tumblers will perform their amazing feats. Listen to Highland Park’s very own Lynn Epps perform a portrait of Dr. King, and the Edgewood chorus perform a variety of civic minded songs.
Service projects will include, assembling toiletries for Hospitalized Veterans and the USO, creating Valentine messages for Operation Support Our Troops (Braeside PTO), decorating squares for Project Linus (Lincoln Service Club), decorating tablecloths for the USO (Wayne Thomas PTO), helping prepare soup packets for Moraine Township Food Bank (Red Oak PTO), decorating book marks for Bernie’s Book Bank (Ravinia CARE Club), and decorating and filling book bags for distribution at North Shore Health Clinic.
The MLK event will be accepting collections for a variety of causes including food for Moraine Township Food Pantry, glasses for Lions Club, instruments for Ravinia Foundation, toiletries for Veterans and USO plus bicycles for Working Bikes. If you want to volunteer please contact Marietta Stevens at
This is your chance to turn community concerns into citizen action. For more info contact Terry Grossberg at
or 847.204.4815. Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MlKDayOfService2013HighlandParkIL
Seeking donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items; please bring and drop off donated items to the event between 10 AM – 12 noon.
There will be onsite parking, with overflow parking available at Wolters Field.
If you would like to host a service table, please complete a service application here