THE 2024 CAMBRIDGE
MLK DAY OF SERVICE & Learning

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2024 Cambridge

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2024​

Cambridge MLK DAY OF SERVICE​ & Learning

COME LEND YOUR HELPING HANDS

MHH365, MY BROTHERS KEEPER CAMBRIDGE, YWCA & CENTRAL SQUARE CHURCH ARE PROUD TO PRESENT the 14th Annual Cambridge MLK Day OF SERVICE AND LEARNING

WHO

Everyone can serve

All ages are welcome! (Children should be accompanied by adults, please.)  Come by yourself or with friends or family. Come with a group from your school, work, club, sports team or house of faith.

PLEASE BE SURE TO Register in advance

WHEN

Martin Luther King Day
Monday January 15, 2024
2:00 –5:00 pm

WHERE

Central Square
Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge Senior Center
For Groups: Cambridge YWCA and Central Square Church

WHAT

2:00 pm
Welcome Gathering at Central Square Church

We’re excited to see you at Central Square Church. On the evening of January 10. 1960, Rev. King spoke to the people of Cambridge at this very  location. Learn more his talk here.

Community members will speak, and Central Square Church member, Krystal Ray, will sing!

The Good Trouble Brass Band and area teens will lead us from the Central Square Church to the Senior Center, YWCA and City Hall to begin our hands on service projects! Don’t come empty handed!

2:30–5:00 pm
Hands-on Service and Learning Projects.

HOW

To lead a neighborhood lead a neighborhood drive, click on the button below for all the details on what to collect, how to get bags and where to deliver the filled bags. THANK YOU!

Do you want to make a gift to help cover the costs of supplies for MLK Day?

Thank you!

Thanks to our fiscal sponsor, The Cambridge Community Foundation, gifts to Many Helping Hands 365 may be tax-deductible. Thank you so much!

About this Year's Event

We're back in person for 2024!

Come lend your helping hands and honor Rev.Martin Luther King Jr. by showing up to answer his question: 'What are you doing for others?” Come for the afternoon or just a short time and join with Cambridge neighbors as we work together to help others.

As part of the MLK Day of Service & Learning, we hope you will take part in our many hands-on projects with your Cambridge neighbors...

Two men seqing a blanket

Make blankets and scarves for children, teens and adults in need​

Valentine making

Make valentines for isolated elders, veterans and unhoused adults​

Sort winter clothing and books for local shelters

Learn about Dr. King’s work, his words and the injustices he challenges us to right

salt and peperr bridge

Asking what you can do to help create a more racially just and equitable community​

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE SO WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE.  PLEASE NOTE: Friday, January 12th at midnight, will be the deadline for GROUP registration!

You’ll get a confirmation with a QR code by email. Bring your code with you or show the email when you arrive. Thanks! See you on January 15th!

We encourage you to bring non-perishable food, or gently used winter clothing, children’s books or new warm socks to donate! And remember to bring your own water bottle to use during the afternoon!

REGISTER TODAY!

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