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PNN - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE
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"See the light in others. And treat them as if that's all you see."
- Dr. Wayne Dyer
Partnering with City Year Miami for their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 15, 2018. The school-wide murals & repainting project was a fun-filled volunteer experience in the historic Overtown neighborhood.
The City Year non profit organization focuses on the the gap that stands between students and their potential. They believe "education has the power to help every student reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and show up ready and able to learn. Yet, these are the students who need a bit of extra, individualized support. However, there’s a gap between the kind of help they need and the support the schools are designed to provide."
Joining 130 other family volunteers with the Project Home non-profit organization, we worked together to provide 600 turkey dinners to Project Home clients in North Philadelphia. Entire families including young children worked together with high energy and enthusiasm, breaking previous speed records for packing Thanksgiving grocery boxes. This is what Thanksgiving is all about, being thankful for what you have and using what you have to help others. Nothing could bring more joy than watching little children get into the spirit of giving - rushing to fill boxes of food so everyone could have a Thanksgiving meal.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation is a Nonprofit Corporation who assists children and their families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s ("LLF") 7th annual Holiday Toy Drive & Party took place at Jungle Island on Saturday, December 17th. Over 150 volunteers distributed over 3,000 presents to over 1,000 children and their families from Children's Home Society (Miami), Children's Home Society (Broward), Miami Children's Initiative, Lotus House, Miami Bridge, YWCA Miami, Interamerican Preschool, Gratigny Elementary School, Communities In Schools, Family Resource Center, Our Kids, Overtown Youth Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Special Olympics Florida.
We partnered up with the Little Lighthouse Foundation to cook dinners for families in need at Ronald McDonald House in Miami.
Every volunteer contributes a portion of the meal served. We arrive to the Ronald McDonald House and travel upstairs to the kitchen where meals are prepared and distributed to families. Children love preparing the cookies and helping make dinner but their favorite part of their night in service is playing games and karaoke with the other children they meet. It is more than providing a dinner, it is truly a heartwarming experience.
Once an announcement alerts the families that “dinner is served”, volunteers spend time distributing meals, entertaining attendees, and participating in activities with children.