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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Join together with the community on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10 AM – 1:30 PM for the 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, held at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. 

Lynn Epps will present a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and The North Shore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, featuring children from the ages of 2-11, will share facts about the life of Dr. King in performance. Back by popular demand is a spectacular performance by the Jesse White Tumbling Team stepping over barriers and reaching for new heights.

Service projects will include: assembling toiletries for Hospitalized Veterans and the USO; creating Valentine messages for Operation Support Our Troops (Braeside PTO); creating clothing care packages for homeless youth (A Safe Place For Help); writing notes to welcome campers to special camps (SCOPE); making cards for kids in hospitals (Kicking Kancer); preparing warmth boxes for the less fortunate (Families Helping Families Chicagoland); assembling creative care packages for survivors of domestic violence (Rotary Club); and more. 

Service vendors are seeking the following donations, which should be dropped off at the event between 10 AM – 12 noon: toiletries, non-expired and non-perishable food items (Moraine Township Food Pantry), winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves (Tree Hugs), new stuff ed animals (Zac's Zoo), Hygiene/Sanitary product donations for P.A.D.S, and bicycles in any condition (Working Bikes). Overflow parking is available at Wolters Field with a shuttle bus running between Wolters and the Recreation Center from 9:45 AM – 2:15 PM.

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