For the past several years, Catholic Volunteer Network has celebrated MLK Day by inviting current volunteers and alumni to participate in service to their communities. This year, we sponsored service events in Chicago and Washington, D.C. on January, 20th.
|DC alumni pose with Joe Biden after serving meals to the homeless at SOME.|
Sixty volunteers came out for the Chicago event, serving another CVN member program, Misericordia Home, which offers care and support for individuals with mild to profound developmental disabilities. Some volunteers hosted a yoga session for residents, while others cleaned and organized the social center. Following the service project, volunteers shared a simple meal and engaged in a reflection on the life of Dr. King.
In addition to these two events, CVN programs across the country engaged in service to their communities in a variety of ways. AmeriCorps members serving with Boys Hope Girls Hope and Loretto Volunteers served at City Garden Montessori Charter School in St. Louis, Mo. Volunteers serving in Washington, D.C. gathered for an afternoon of dialogue on the topic of race and community service. We are thankful for all the great impact our Network has made on communities across the country.
Be sure to check out photos from these events on our Facebook page! Click here to view the album.
MLK Day is celebrated only one day of the year, but Dr. King's impact is felt every day. As we celebrate Black History Month, we take another opportunity to remember the great strides he made for equality and justice for all.
We want to hear from you - how do you continue to live out the spirit of MLK Day throughout the year?