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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. once  said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?”
With this sentiment in mind, you’re invited to join us this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16) to do something special for your community. From writing Valentine’s Day cards to assembling bags of non-perishables, we are running a variety of events across Baltimore suitable for the whole family to enjoy! By generously donating your time you will make a huge and immediate difference to the lives of those in the community who need it most.
Monday January 16th
10:30am-12:30pm at 
Join the Druid Hill Togetherhood Committee and Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys to assemble bags of non-perishables and write notes of positivity for a local West Baltimore shelter. Please bring a canned good to the event. All ages are welcome; however, children 11 years and under need to be accompanied by a parent. Contact Eric Somerville, ericsomerville@ymaryland.org, to participate.
Goodnow Community Center
10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Join youth from the Y’s program write Valentines Day card for seniors at a local senior living center in Baltimore. Contact Jasmine Campbell, jasminecampbell@ymaryland.org, to sign-up for a shift.
3pm-5pm
Bring your favorite inspirational quote and join Y leaders from our Mentoring Program to prepare posters for the hallways of St. Vincent Villas, a residential treatment and diagnostic service for children between the ages of 5 and 13 with significant emotional and behavioral challenges. Contact Rhea Butler, rheabutler@ymaryland.org to register.
6-7pm
Drop off a canned good or non perishable to the Y in Pasadena’s HERO night, serving local first responders. We are looking for a few volunteers to help assemble bags . Contact Vincent Conti, vincentconti@ymaryland.org , for more information to sign up as a bagger.
Tuesday January 24th (week after MLK Day of Service)
Project Homeless Connect in Harford County
Meet up with Y leaders from the Ward Y in Abingdon at The EPICENTER at Edgewood to help our homeless neighbors connect with critical services. Thousands of families and individuals facing homelessness receive medical exams and screenings, haircuts, legal advice, identification, healthy food and more – all in one place at one time. Contact Amy Vendt, amyvendt@ymaryland.org to find out more information.
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