Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will partner with the Social Action Committee of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20.
Gamma Xi Omega and Mother Emanuel invite members of the community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. at this day of service event. The event will be held at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church (110 Calhoun Street) beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until 2:30 p.m. Following the annual MLK Day parade, the service event will feature a book give-a-way and book registration for children ages four and under through Begin With Books, affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. MLK Day marks the beginning of the service year as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, talent, voice and money to improve their communities.
Millions of Americans will come together on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, January 20, 2014, on a day of service and dialogue to honor the memory of Dr. King. This year, Points of Light, in partnership with Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will create new and meaningful ways to harness the passion of our nation’s citizens in honoring the memory and promoting the vision of Dr. King. Projects range from school makeovers, to feeding homeless families to city-wide parades and much more. Dr. King’s work and message impacted many aspects of our society and are more pertinent today than ever before. He invested a deeper meaning into the “beloved community” of America where brotherhood is a reality that does not allow poverty, hunger or homelessness to exist. “MLK Day is the perfect opportunity to kick-off a new service year by joining your community to offer your time, talent, voice and resources to community service,” said Tracy Hoover, president of Points of Light. “By spending time volunteering, we are bringing to life Dr. King’s dream for a better America.”
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. CNCS supports Points of Light through grants, which are distributed to sub-grantees to mobilize hundreds of thousands around the country in service on MLK Day.