While SCI headquarters was focused on making our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Franklin Park a success (read more here), SCI AmeriCorps members at several of our partner organizations were concentrating their service on MLK Day events in their host communities. Multi-project, multi-organization events were held in Lynn and on the South Coast, while YLCs at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn led their youth in activities and service projects to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday.
I stopped by Girls Inc. of Lynn on Monday afternoon to find a gymnasium bustling with service projects. Volunteers filled toolkits for homeless veterans and stuffed toiletry bags full of supplies for the Lynn Shelter Association. At another table, youth volunteers sewed homemade tote bags for the Lynn Shelter and Senior Center while, across the room, volunteers made valentines for seniors and veterans. Against a wall, immediately catching my eye, was a beautiful MLK mural (pictured), created and presented earlier by La Vida Scholars.Read more