Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
January 16, 2012 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
Queens Galley Soup Kitchen
Monday January 16, 2012, 7am -9:30am or 3pm -7pm.
254 Washington Avenue, Kingston
Volunteers needed to help prepare, serve and clean for our breakfast and dinner shifts.
Volunteers and donations for Queens Galley/YMCA/Boys and Girls Club Snow Day Meals for Kids Program. 338-3468.338-3468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosendale Food Pantry
Monday January 16th, 2012, 9am-1pm
45 James Street, Rosendale, 399-7997
The Rosendale Food Pantry will be open from 9am-1pm Martin Luther King Jr National Service Day. Stop by to drop off a donation from their wish list or to get more information about volunteering.
Family’s MidWay of Ellenville
Monday January 16th, 2012, 10am-4pm
3 Warren Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, 647-1346
Volunteers 16 yrs of age and older needed to help with cleaning, repair and/or painting projects at MidWay, Family’s Supervised Transitional Housing for young adults ages 16-21 in Ellenville. Donations of paint, brushes, pans would be greatly appreciated. RSVP below or by email or call 647-1346.
Red Cross Blood Drive
January 16, 2012 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Grace Community Evangelical Free Church
160 Seremma Court
Lake Katrine, NY 12449
RSVP 2nd Annual Items of Warmth Collection
January 16th-February15th, 2012, 1 Development Ct, Kingston, 339-2181
Beginning on January 16th and running through February 15th, RSVP will host a community-wide service project to collect “Items of Warmth,” hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, blankets and sleeping bags, to be provided to Family of Woodstock as the cold winter months can be a difficult time for many of our friends and neighbors.
Red Cross Blood Drive
January 17, 2012 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Marlboro Middle School
1375 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY 12542
Hudson Valley CASH Coalition Promotion/Marketing Volunteers Orientation
January 17, 2012, 5pm
United Way, 75 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Volunteers will choose to assist with program promotion in region of the county of their choice.
Caring Hands Soup Kitchen
Tuesday-Friday January 17th-20th, 10am-1pm
Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston
The soup kitchen is closed Monday in honor of MLK Day, but volunteers are needed throughout the week and beyond to help serve lunch weekdays. Please arrive at 10am; meals are served at noon and clean-up is completed by 1pm. 331-7188.
Lisa Libraries New Volunteer Orientations
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, 11am or 2pm
77 Cornell St. #109 Kingston, NY 12401 334-5559
Volunteers help sort, catalog, pack and ship books for needy children
Ulster Literacy Tutor Training Workshop
January 26, 2012-February 11, 2012
The training will take place in Kingston, and will be our first training in 2012.
Please call Ulster Literacy Association office at 845-331-6837 to register.
For more information, please visit ulsterliteracy.org or email email@example.com.
Additional opportunities will be posted shortly.
RELATED KING DAY CELEBRATIONS & VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENTS
22nd Annual Woodstock Birthday Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
The theme of Woodstock’s 22nd Annual Birthday Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is “If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress.” This free public event begins at 2 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center on Rock City Rd. Speaking will be Rev. Dr. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church, Kingston; Pam Africa, of Family and Concerned Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Albert Cook, New Paltz High School teacher of Black history; Norm, Occupy Poughkeepsie; and the Woodstock Town Supervisor. There will be performances by the Redwing Blackbird Theater lead by artist/puppeteer Amy Trompetter; Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock and hip hop singer Taina Asili (also representing Occupy Albany); protest singer Debra Burger; and Kevin of Philadelphia MOVE with a new song dedicated to political prisoner Mumia-Abu Jamal. The sponsors are Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People’s Support Project and the Town of Woodstock. Information, (845) 679-5884, (845) 679-7320.