200 Volunteers Expected For 3rd Annual Lynn Coalition For MLK Service Day

Lynn Coalition’s third annual ‘Service Day’ in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. being held on Monday, January 20, is expected to draw at least 200 volunteers to dozens of service projects across Lynn and the surrounding North Shore area.

According to organizers, the event, which has grown each year since its inception in 2011, will offer local citizens a chance to “serve and make a difference in the lives of Lynn residents.”

Some of the project locations that will be included in this year’s event include the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in downtown Lynn, My Brother’s Table, the Lynn Public Library and Girls Inc. on High Street.

The MLK Service Day also provides an opportunity for education, with a short movie presentation and distribution of free books about the life and work of Dr. King. Child volunteers will be offered an opportunity to make Valentine’s Day cards for seniors at Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development and Lynn Senior Center.

Anyone interested in volunteering can do so by registering online at www.LynnMLKDay.org or by going to the website for You Generate Volunteers at www.massvolunteers.org.

Service project are available for morning and afternoon participation and each project will be preceded by a short orientation and a meal.

The 2014 Lynn Coalition for MLK Service Day is partially funded through grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Spinney Mudge Fund of Greater Lynn Unitarian Universalist Church.

The event is planned and organized by a committee comprised of staff and volunteers from the Lynn Community Association, Girls Inc. of Lynn, Lynn Mass in Motion, Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocate, the Food Project, Raw Art Works, Communities that Care and Social Capital Inc.

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