MHH365 Joins With New Partners for MLK Day of Service 2013

Many Helping Hands 365 is excited to be partnering with the City of Cambridge, the Peace Commission, Central Square Business Association and Central Square Theater for the third annual Many Helping Hands  MLK Day of Service to offer a whole day of activities commemorating the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning with a big screen telecast of the Inauguration in the City Council Chamber on the morning of MLK Day, January 21, 2013.

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What We Did At The 2012 Cambridge MLK Day of Service!!

In just 3 hours on MLK Day of Service 2012. . .

More than 800 hundred volunteers MADE

88 Polar fleece blankets for homeless children at Cambridge family shelters run by the YWCA, Transition House and Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center

158 Polar fleece scarves for the homeless men and women who are found sleeping on the street the night of the Cambridge Homeless Census in late January and homeless teens who visit the Bridge Over Troubled Waters medical van in Harvard Square and other homeless men, women and children in shelters in Cambridge

974 Activity kits for children waiting in the emergency rooms at Cambridge Hospital and Mt. Auburn Hospital

1,396 Bookmarks for literacy programs at Cambridge Community Learning Center, the Literacy Project at Cambridge Public Library, Tutoring Plus, Breakthrough and Cambridge School Volunteers

 1564 Valentines cards for homebound elders served by Meals on Wheels or living alone, homebound Cambridge residents who receive grocery deliveries from Food for Free, Cambridge veterans and servicemen and women overseas

Volunteers also  SORTED

 375 lbs of donated children’s winter clothes for Children’s Clothing Exchange

 550 lbs of donated adult winter clothes for On the Rise, CASPAR and Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

55 Bags of donated food given to all twelve Cambridge food pantries (Cambridgeport Baptist Church Pantry, CEOC Food Pantry, East End House Food Pantry, Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Food Pantry, Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church Project Manna Pantry, St. Paul AME Church Pantry, St. James Helping Hand Church Pantry, St. Peter’s Church Common Care Pantry, Salvation Army Food Pantry, Senior Center pantry, Western Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry, Zinberg Clinic Pantry).

32 Bags of donated children’s books for all the Cambridge Youth Centers (Area IV, Frisoli, Gately, Russell and Willis D. Moore), Cambridge Community Center, the Reach Out and Read programs at East Cambridge Health Center, Windsor Street Health Center, Cambridge Family Health, Porter Square and Cambridge Family Health Inman Square, the YWCA Family Shelter, Cambridge Community Center, East End House and Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House and Cambridge School Volunteers

In addition, the MLK Day of Service VOLUNTEER EXPO – Many Helping Hands 365 – provided information about the many Cambridge organizations that can use volunteer help through-out the year. For more information about where to volunteer check out the NEW Cambridge Volunteering Website – http://www.manyhelpinghands365.org

 SAVE THE DATE!

Many Helping Hands Cambridge will hold its 3rd Annual Cambridge MLK Day of Service on Monday January 21, 2013.

Join us to spend an afternoon helping others in the community in need.