Everett Students Urged to Serve on MLK Day

December 28, 2012

Events in Everett, Everett

United Way Day of Service set for January 21st

United Way Day of Service set for January 21st

Just got a great suggestion from Neil Parekh at United Way of Snohomish County on how kids in Everett can make the Martin Luther King Day a “day on”, not a “day off”…

High school students living in and around Everett are encouraged to volunteer for a variety of projects benefiting seniors and people with disabilities on MLK Day, Jan. 21, 2013 as a way of honoring Dr. King’s life and mission.

Teens can help seniors and people with disabilities living in the Pineview, Grandview and Baker Neighborhoods; volunteer at Full Life Care’s daytime program or make Valentine’s Day Cards for delivery to seniors at the Carl Gipson Senior Center.
More details and registration information is online at www.uwsc.org/mlkday.php. For Twitter users, the hashtag for the event is #mlkdaysnoco
Approximately 200 high school students from throughout the county are expected to participate in the national MLK Day of Service. In its fourth year in Snohomish County, MLK Day is an intergenerational celebration where high school students volunteer to help seniors and people with disabilities, transforming Dr. King’s life mission and teachings into community service.
During this Day of Service, volunteers will help make a real difference through hands-on work, including assisting with household tasks and doing projects at local senior centers. Teams of volunteers will be led by Senior Corps or other adult volunteers.
In addition to the Everett-area projects, teen volunteers can choose from projects throughout Snohomish County. Other locations include Stanwood, Marysville, Arlington, Sultan, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Lynnwood.
Organizations like school clubs, scout troops, and friends who want to volunteer together are highly encouraged to register as a group. Teens can also register individually.
The MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County is a partnership of United Way of Snohomish County, the YMCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services and Senior Corps.
Volunteers must sign up in advance to participate. If you’re a teen aged 14-19, register online at www.uwsc.org/mlkday.php or contact United Way’s Youth United program at 425.374.5526 or youthunited@uwsc.org. Volunteer slots at specific projects are on a space-available basis.
United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for more than 70 years. In addition to funding 102 programs through 39 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.

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