United Way’s 2010 Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday, January 16 was an incredible success!
The theme “everybody can be great because anybody can serve” was definitely felt throughout the entire day. We are still in awe of the attendance at the morning kick-off and throughout the day. Approximately 700 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds carried out Dr. King’s legacy of service by painting the Dove Springs neighborhood recreation center, painting and organizing at the Austin Groups for the Elderly, planting 100 trees at different sites with Foundation Communities, beautifying numerous parks and schools and stuffing hundreds of bags in preparation for the 2010 Feria Para Aprender.
Think about it– six hours of volunteer service translates to $87,360 in a single day that went back to our community!