On Monday, January 16, more than 350 community members and government officials gathered at Crispus Attucks for a day of Remembrance, Appreciation, Service and Community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. In his Drum Major Instinct speech, Dr. King said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old. It doesn’t matter where you live. It doesn’t matter how busy you are. All that matters is what you do for others. Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
The breakfast program included inspirational messages in the form of music, dance and spoken word from Mini Greene, Calvin Fountain III and Koby Evans, Joslin Kearse, Fairview Full Gospel Baptist Church Praise Team, Friendship Baptist Church’s Mime Ministry – Chozen, and CA’s South Side Steppers Drill Team.
Following the breakfast, community members canvassed locations throughout York City to complete volunteer service projects, such as:
- Restore York (Carlisle Rd) – 4 volunteers organized furniture donations.
- Covenant House – 10 volunteers helped to convert space into a clothing boutique for people experiencing homelessness.
- Crispus Attucks – 10 volunteers organized storage space to support youth programs.
- Clean Sweep – 30 volunteers worked to beautify Crispus Attucks’ neighborhood with litter pick-up.
- Lunch Packing for the Needy – 4 volunteers helped Everyday Hope Ministries prepare lunches for community members.
- United Way of York County – 40 volunteers engaged older adults across the community with conversation, games, and other activities.
Check out photos from this special event: MLK Day of Service 2017
The SpiriTrust Lutheran Senior Companion Program along with RSVP program of the Capital Region will be collecting hygiene and non-perishable food items for the York County Food Bank. Any donation is appreciated. Crispus Attucks will be collecting from January 9th – February 9th .