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.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, January 19, 2015, 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.
Honoring the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and
celebrating our community’s volunteers
Please join volunteers from UlsterCorps and many other Ulster-County based service agencies to come together and celebrate the volunteers who give so much to make our community such a special place. The event will include free refreshments, music, and presentations honoring our community’s volunteers. Existing volunteers will be celebrated as Guests of Honor; those who are interested in learning about ways they can get more involved volunteering in our community re also very welcome to attend.
And thank you so much for giving your time and energy to UlsterCorps and our community!
Ulster Literacy Association Tutor Training Workshop
January 15, 17, 24, 31, 2015
480 Aaron Court, Kingston New York 12401
For more information visit
http://ulsterliteracy.org/tutor.html#workshops or call Casandra at 331-6837
Bard’s 5th Annual Civic Engagement Day
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Bard’s 5th Annual Civic Engagement Day is scheduled to coincide with the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 19th, 2015, and every Bard first-year will partake in the event. The goal is to work with community partners to engage pressing societal needs related to issues of poverty, sustainability, education, and senior citizens. We hope that first-years will learn something about themselves and about the surrounding community- something that we hope encourages them to regularly connect deeply with that community. Agencies, If you are interested in having a group of Bard volunteers come on January 17th, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845.758.7098.
Red Cross Shelter Training Exercise
(Hands-on follow up to Shelter Fundamentals Training)
Saturday January 17th, 2015, 9am-12pm
Coleman High School, 430 Hurley Ave, Hurley, NY 12443
Free and Open to the public
The training is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. A minimum of 8 registrants is required or the training will be cancelled. If you’d like to participate, please contact UlsterCorps at email@example.com, register here or call 845-481-0331.
Habitat ReStore Bicycle Project
Saturday January 17th, 10am-3pm
406 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401
Dave Panico, the supervisor of our bicycle project will supervise a group of volunteers on the MLK Saturday from 10 – 3 cleaning and repairing donated bikes for the ReStore. Please call/email if you will attend so we could have the proper tools, etc. ready. (845) 340-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday January 17th, 2015, 10am-3pm
New Paltz United Methodist Church on Main Street, New Paltz
Repair Cafe Valet and Cafe Volunteers needed!
Two shifts – 9am-12pm and 12-3:30pm
At the Repair Cafe you’ll find tools and materials to help you make the repair you need: on furniture, small appliances & housewares, clothes, crockery,toys and more. You’ll also find “repair coaches” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics and all-purpose fix-it pros to get you started and help along the way. More info
Family of Woodstock Food Drive
Saturday January 17, 2015
Hurley Ridge Market, Woodstock
The holidays deplete our pantry shelves. We need you to help stock them. Just a few hours is a huge help. People love to give food, you just have to provide some information. Or you could transport food to the Pantry and help stock the shelves.
If you can help out please call the Family of Woodstock Hotline at 679-2485.
Monday January 19, 2015, 1-5pm, MaMA, Stone Ridge
The Ulster County Human Rights Commission is encouraging the citizens of Ulster County to honor the legacy of Dr. King by distributing toiletries, paper products, disposable diapers, and other basic needs items which cannot be purchased with food stamps (suggested – toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, diapers, razors, deodorant, any cleaning or personal hygiene supplies). MaMA (3588 Main St, Stone Ridge, NY 12484) will serve as a drop-off location on Monday January 19th from 1-5pm throughout the Celebration of Service listed above.
Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, January 19th, 2015, 9am-10am
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY
Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on MLK Day Monday January 19th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 9-10am and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly at 331-7080 or email@example.com to register.
Rosendale Food Pantry
Monday January 19th, 2015, 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.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Tuesday day January 20th & Wednesday January 21st, 2015, 10am-4pm
406 Onteora Trl (next to the Hess Gas Station on Route 28), Kingston (845) 853-7499
In honor of MLK, Ulster Habitat for Humanity can use 8-10 extra volunteers Tues., Jan 20, and Wed., Jan.21 from 10 – 4 p.m. to install metal shelving in the ReStore warehouse. For more information or to indicate your availability, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, 845-340-0907 X 106. Volunteers are also encouraged apply for 4 or 8 hour shifts on an ongoing basis.
Caring Hands Soup Kitchen
Tuesday-Friday January 20th-24th, 2015, 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.
Woodstock’s 25th Annual Birthday Tribute to
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
WHAT WOULD KING SAY?
Jose (Kiko) Garcia, Ernest Sayon, Nicholas Heyward Jr, Anthony Baez, Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Ousmane Zongo, Timonth Stansbury Jr, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Woodstock Justice Court, 76 Tinker Street
Featuring: Rev. G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Kortnee Simmons, Youth Activist, Kingston; Josh Otero, with Spoken Word Poets, Urban Lyrics from SUNY New Paltz, and Hip Hop Performers; and Debra Burger, Freedom Songs
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People’s Support Project and Town of Woodstock
For Info: Call 845 679-7320