Monday, January 11, 2010

Project preps for MLK Day 2010 - Monday, January 18th - 9am to 2pm

The Yavapai County VISTA Project (YCVP), in association with Service For Peace, will host its 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Monday, January 18th, 2010, from 9AM to 2PM at the Prescott United Methodist Church. The event is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come together in common purpose and engage in meaningful service and volunteerism in recognition of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The day will feature volunteer and service opportunities with local organizations, a keynote speaker who will highlight the life and legacy of Dr. King, and a Volunteer Opportunity Fair where attendees can visit with leaders of local organizations and sign up to volunteer throughout the year.  

Service project participants include: Prescott Creeks, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, Prescott Alternative  Transportation, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, Goodwill, and the Disabled American Veterans organization, among others. The event will provide free refreshments, and the opportunity to earn free admission to Disneyland and Disney World parks through partnership with the Disney and HandsOn Network’s “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day” promotion.

Initiated by Congress in 1994, the MLK Day of Service builds upon Dr. King’s legacy of service through transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service. The aim is to make the holiday a “day on”, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to bridge social barriers, meet community needs, and improve lives.

Participants are encouraged to register for their preferred service project in advance on YCVP’s front page, or on the day of the event. The Prescott United Methodist Church is located at 505 W. Gurley Street, in Prescott [Get Directions].

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