2012 MLK Day of Service

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Volunteer to Help Local Children
Monday January 16, 2012


Would you like to help local children get a quality education? Want to help teachers?

Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and make his holiday a “day on” instead of a “day off.” Join others in celebrating the 26th anniversary of the King Federal Holiday on January 16th and volunteer for the MLK Day of Service.

Volunteers will work together to help teachers get the tools they need to inspire their students to learn and succeed.

Event Details:

When:    Monday, January 16th, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:   Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Warehouse
              1160 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085
What:     Volunteers will support K-12 teachers in the Bay Area and their students creating a variety of hands-on learning kits to use in the classroom that engage and inspire children.
Why:      Every child deserves a quality education so they can achieve their potential.
Minimum Age: 12 years old

Please click here to download the MLK Day Event Flyer (PDF)

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Dr. King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. United Way is mobilizing the community to make sure every child in Silicon Valley has the opportunity to get a good education – the key to future financial stability as an adult.

You can be part of the effort by joining us on January 16th for the MLK Day of Service.

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Questions? Contact Alisha Rodrigues.

About MLK Day of Service
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. On the third Monday of every January, volunteers across America work together to solve local problems by taking on community projects.

Dr. King recognized the power of service to strengthen local communities and achieve common goals. He challenged individuals to take action and lift up their neighbors and communities through service.

In his fight for civil rights, Dr. King inspired Americans to think beyond themselves, look past differences, work toward equality, and advance the common good. Serving together side by side can bridge barriers and show us that in the end, we are more alike than different.

Advancing the Common Good
United Way Silicon Valley works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. Everyone deserves opportunities for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

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