Two thousand three hundred people with “helping hands” made a difference to hundreds of people in need at this year’s MHH MLK Day of Service. Everything given, sorted, and made was donated to people helped by over 72 non-profits, agencies and organizations in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston.
157 Fleece blankets for homeless children
401 Fleece scarves for homeless teens and adults
2544 Valentine’s Day cards for homebound Cambridge elders, veterans, servicemen and women overseas, and wounded veterans
1530 Activity kits for children waiting in Emergency Rooms
1654 Bookmarks for adults and children in Cambridge literacy and ESL programs
We sorted and donated:
81 Bags of donated winter clothing
74 Bags of donated food for 12 Cambridge food pantries
54 Bags of donated children’s books
2950 Bags of donated toiletries
Scenes from the devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan have affected all of us. At least 3,600 people have been killed, and the United Nations is estimating that more than 2 million people have been left homeless. In one city of 200,000, no buildings appear to have survived the storm intact. While aid is now flowing in from around the world, getting it to people remains a challenge.
• 925 million people do not have enough to eat.
According to Feeding America (2012)
- 49.0 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. Read More
Pre-Registration Is Now Open!
Sign up today to lend your helping hands.
More than 1,500 Cambridge residents will work together to sew blankets, sort food for the city’s food pantries, make Valentines for elders and activity kits for children in hospitals, and much much more. Free! Children and families encouraged to attend. Your helpful hands can make a difference for your neighbors and fellow Cambridge citizens.
Monday January 20, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm in Central Square.