Monday, January 24, 2011

MLK Day of Service- A day on, not a day off

January 17th, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. To honor his legacy Americans had the opportunity to serve in their community. The idea behind “a day on not a day off” is to remind us that this is not a day without homework, but a day to strengthen communities, empower individuals, build barriers, and create solutions.

"We must work unceasingly to uplift this nation that we love to a higher destiny, to a higher plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness" 
-Dr. Martin Luther King

On Monday, students from BYU and UVU came to the South Franklin Community Center to serve by creating a better atmosphere for community members. With their help we were able to clean the carpet, clean windows, tables, white boards, chairs, build book shelves, organize books in the library, rearrange furniture, help with maintenance needs, and spread the word about classes and events going on at the South Franklin Community Center. All their wonderful work has made the Community Center more pleasant for people to come to. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped answer Dr. King’s challenge to do something for others. 

Final products!!!

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