“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Jan 21: MLK DAY OF SERVICE
We are recognizing this National Day of Service by participating in the 2nd Annual Poverty Action March and Essential Needs Drive, with service projects to follow. MLK facebook page.
Essential Needs Drive:
- Donations from the drive will help families who use local agencies such as the Bellingham Food Bank, Hope House, SeaMar Health Center, Opportunity Council, and others. There are collection boxes around WCC in Kulshan Hall, Syre Student Center, Heiner Center, and Laidlaw Center.
- Donate now through January 21st
Poverty Action March:
- March in solidarity and in support of families and individuals struggling in these difficult economic times. On Jan. 21st, MLK Holiday, come out for a free kick-off breakfast, then participate in the Poverty Action March, beginning and ending at BHS. Rosalinda Guillen, Director of Community to Community Development, will be speaking at the kick-off breakfast.
- Free Breakfast: 10am @ Bellingham High School
- Poverty Action March: 11am @ Bellingham High School
- Finally, participate in one of the service projects directly following the march. Service project options include:
- Whatcom Volunteer Center Chore Program: Help low-income elderly in their homes by assisting with chores around the house and providing companionship.
- Boys and Girls Club, Lummi Island: Take a free ferry ride out to Lummi Island and help paint a room in the club.
- Boys and Girls Club, Blaine: Help paint a room in the Blaine club, and get creative! Trace Dr. Seuss characters on the walls of the room.
- Village Books Read-In: Read to kids at Village Books. Required training beforehand on January 15th @ 4pm at WWU.
Sign up today in Kulshan 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 2012
WCC student Naaman Brooks presents his inspirational spoken word for the Service-Learning Program's annual MLK Day of Service event. Naaman shares his positive words and attitude alongside his own struggles with MS, reflecting MLK's message of opportunity and hope.