Happy January and Happy Martin Luther King Day!
As we head into this long weekend to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Monday’s National Day of Service, there are many great volunteer opportunities, Saturday through Monday, suitable for families with kids of all ages. Check out the list and links below and get involved wherever you can!
In addition, at PS107 we’ll be hosting a FOOD DRIVE NEXT WEEK.
CHiPS, our local soup kitchen has an urgent need for daily sandwiches to hand out to their guests during their lunch service. They usually serve over 200+ breakfast and lunch meals a day and have seen longer lines recently. The need is so great they are staying open longer and need more and more food.
To support CHiPS, we will be collecting food donations on Wednesday, 1/18. Families can bring donations Wednesday morning during Drop-Off at the Main Entrance and they will be driven to CHiPS immediately after.
Depending on the weather, there will be a table outside during Drop-Off for the collection (inclement weather and for early drop-off - donations can be left in the main entrance way).
Donations needed at this time include:
- Sandwiches - all kinds (PBJ, ham/cheese, turkey/cheese)
- Fresh fruit (Oranges/Bananas ; apples are NOT preferred)
- Juice boxes
- Water bottles
- Individually wrapped snacks/baked goods (pre-packaged or portioned out into baggies)
- We are also accepting Jars of Jelly, Jars of Peanut Butter, BREAD
If you have any questions, please contact Joanna Lumbang Dowding at joannalumbang@ya hoo.com.
MLK WEEKEND OPPORTUNITIES:
Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Sat through Monday – Shadow puppet performances, poster-making and protest marching, community building activities!
Repair the World MLK events: Saturday through Monday - multiple virutal and in person opportunities including events for teens (16+) and in various neighborhoods, in addition to those listed below.
Join Repair the World on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens to package hygiene kits for St. John’s Bread & Life, which provides access to food & comprehensive support for neighbors in need across Bed Stuy. Indoor event, masks required.
Join Repair the World and songleader Stephen Figurasmith of Tikkun Tunes on Sunday, Jan 15 to beautify and pick up trash in Crown Height’s Brower Park. Families will engage in service learning through song and conversation. Open to families with kids of all ages.
Join Prospect Park Alliance to care for your park by focusing efforts around the Music Pagoda in Brooklyn’s Backyard and spreading wood chips, raking leaves, removing litter and more. Families, teens and adults are welcome.
Join Repair the World on Monday, Jan. 16 at Brooklyn Children’s Museum to package baby essentials to be donated to Little Essentials, which offers at-risk families access to children’s supplies and parenting education. Geared to kids 3-7, but open to families with all ages.
Participate where you can and start preparing donations for next Wednesday!
The Community Outreach Team