Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have a special group of people volunteering with us. Organizing for America, an organization in support of President Obama’s initiatives, decided to send some of its members to HSP to give back to the community today. In 1994 President Clinton signed legislation challenging Americans to honor the late Dr. King by making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service. Organizing for America certainly stepped up to the challenge today! Sean Schindl, the Regional Field Director, along with about 20 of the organization’s members, came out in the cold and snow this morning to help inventory and organize all the extra and late toys that came in for Christmas. The toys are being sorted and will be used for the Children’s Birthday Project.

Organizing for America isn’t new to HSP. They gave quite a bit of their time to us over the Christmas season, helping to organize and sort the gifts for the Christmas Offering and to hand out food and gifts on pick-up days. Their many members took turns coming in for different days and shifts, and really made things easier on us by giving their time to ensure that everything would run smoothly during the busy holiday season. Thank you, Organizing for America, for honoring the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and for
giving so freely to HSP. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us!

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