On January 17, 2011, we will reach the 25th anniversary of the holiday commemorating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day will be celebrated in various ways here, including community service.
In my office, a full-time AmeriCorps team is hard at work planning MLK Day projects across St. Louis, collecting the names of volunteers, and matching up projects and people. They have lots of willing volunteers.
Realistically/logistically, however, there are only so many projects that our team can plan and manage, so we would be glad to try to match up some of the people who have told us they want to help, with other projects celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
Therefore, I am asking groups, organizations, or individuals with ideas for community service projects in the City of St. Louis to send them to me. My office will work to connect you with volunteers to assist with your project.
There are some guidelines. Projects should take place on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Monday January 17th, normally between the hours of 9am - 1pm. The projects can be big or small, but they really have to be volunteer-ready now since MLK Day is right around the corner. The more planning you have already done and the more information you can give us now, the more likely it is we can match people to your project. Use the information below to contact Patrick Brown in my office.
Community service is an important way for us to connect with our neighbors ' and to honor Dr. King's memory. Can we work together?