mlk day 2024

Embracing the Spirit of Service:

MLK Day at Cedarbrook Middle School

In the spirit of unity and community, our organization, the Community Hero Action Group, recently participated in an inspiring MLK Day service event at Cedarbrook Middle School. This meaningful gathering aimed to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging in acts of kindness and service that reflect his teachings. 

One of the highlights of the day was the Cradles to Crayons card-making activity. Participants, including our dedicated team, came together to create well-wish cards that would be included with backpacks full of school supplies. The goal for MLK Day was to create cards made by community members. These cards would carry encouraging words to uplift the spirits of children, fostering optimism and excitement about the upcoming school year #haveanawesomeyear.  Our team had the opportunity to channel our inner artist in creating cards and had a lot of fun!

The significance of this activity goes beyond the act of card-making. It symbolizes the power of community collaboration and the impact small gestures can have on a child’s life. Dr. King’s dream of equality and unity was vividly reflected in the collective effort to spread positivity through these heartfelt messages.

Another impactful activity was the Sock Roll Challenge. Socks are the number one requested item in homeless shelters because they provide warmth and protection from the harsh elements.  Participants rolled socks with banded together with a packaged snack.  This initiative not only addressed a critical need in our community but also exemplified the empathy and compassion that Dr. King advocated for throughout his life.

MLK Day at Cedarbrook Middle School was a celebration of unity, compassion, and the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The collective efforts of community members, including our organization, underscored the profound impact small acts of kindness can have on individuals in need.

As we reflect on the importance of MLK Day, let us carry forward the spirit of service and continue to make a positive difference in our community beyond MLK day, but throughout the entire year. 

You can learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. at The King Center website.

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