Dr. King Honored with “Growing Together Towards Justice!” Celebration
January 6, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – AmeriCorps Cape Cod is partnering with local organizations and food pantries for its National Day of Service celebration of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 16th. This free community event will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King with the theme “Growing Together Towards Justice!” and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center at 141 Bassett Lane in Hyannis.
Activities at the National Day of Service event will include creating indoor container gardens, healthy cooking demonstrations, and a dedicated children’s corner with hands-on games. The first 100 attendees will go home with a home garden starter kit as well as ingredients to make a healthy meal. Refreshments will be provided to volunteers and attendees.
AmeriCorps Cape Cod will be collecting food and clothing donations for Cape Cod food pantries at the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods, such as canned vegetables, dried beans, coconut milk, condensed- milk, vegetable oil, white rice, juice, and pasta.
This event is made possible by generous funding from the Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation and the United Way of Cape Cod and the Islands.
If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the event, please visit https://www.capecod.gov/departments/americorps/what-we-do/annual-program-events/.
AmeriCorps Cape Cod is proud to have organized and hosted MLK Day service events for more than 20 years. These projects have addressed numerous community needs including food security, education, homelessness, and the environment.
ABOUT MLK DAY OF SERVICE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday recognized as a National Day of Service – a “day on, not a day off.” Observed on the third Monday in January every year, individuals are encouraged to volunteer together to improve their communities. For the past 26 years, AmeriCorps programs across the country have been charged with leading this effort.
ABOUT AMERICORPS CAPE COD: AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a 24-member national service organization operating through Barnstable County. Our program focuses on meeting Cape Cod’s critical and pressing environmental and disaster response needs through a dedication to community service and local collaboration.
ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD: Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offer a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at www.capecod.gov.
Katherine Garofoli, Program Manager