Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

A Day On; Not a Day Off.

BTL Staff
By | 2019-01-17T11:56:14-05:00 January 17th, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The MLK Jr. Service Day began in 2017 as a way to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a ‘day on’ instead of ‘day off’ and inspire members of the community to get involved with local organizations past January and throughout the year. This year, the communities of Berkley and Royal Oak will honor the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the third annual Day of Service on Jan. 21, 2019, at Royal Oak High School located at 1500 Lexington Blvd.
The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a light breakfast, followed by performances about the day of service from students. Admission is free with the donation of one or more unused items:

Gallon Ziploc Bags
Bar Soap
Full-Size Shampoo
Full-Size Conditioner
Lotion
Liquid Body Wash
Washcloths
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Feminine Hygiene Products
Socks (Children and Adult)
Deodorant
Toilet Paper
Playing Cards

Beginning around 9 a.m. and following the morning program, various onsite and offsite volunteer opportunities will be available for participants. Onsite, participants will be able to help collect and sort items for area charities, and craft blankets for the Children’s Hospital.
Attendees can also volunteer offsite. Yad Ezra, The New Foster Care, Neighbors Building Redford Brightmore and Cass Community Social Services are all taking volunteers from the event.
To sign up for volunteer opportunities visit the event’s SignUp Genius page: signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4badad22a2fa7-mlkday1.

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