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More Volunteers, Single-Serve Food Donations Needed for MLK Community Service Day

More volunteers and single-serve nonperishable food donations for the homeless are needed for the District’s inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day.

Through Wednesday, January 16, the FWISD Central Administration Building and six District schools will collect socks, hats, gloves and nonperishable food items. The donations are being distributed to approximately 200 homeless individuals in care packages along with a meal Monday, January 21, 2019, as part of the District’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day. The donation drive, originally set to close January 11, has been extended.

Approximately 40 campus principals and central administration employees are needed to volunteer assembling care packages and to distribute them for the District’s MLK Community Service Day. The service event is one of two FWISD employees and students are leading this school year. Students are slated to participate in service projects this spring on Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day, Monday, March 25, 2019.

To date, only a handful of employees have volunteered to participate assembling and distributing food for the January 21 event, so support is greatly needed.

Assembly of the donated items is slated to take place from 8-10 a.m. Monday, January 21 at the FWISD Central Administration Building, 100 N. University Drive. To sign up, click here.

Meals and care packages are being distributed from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Safe House, 1505 E. Lancaster, Ave. Sign up to serve here.

Employees must sign up through Voly, the District’s online volunteer management system to participate.

Campuses will collect the following, which will be added to care packages for the homeless:

Socks: Poly and North Side high schools, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Eastern Hills Elementary Schoolsocks

Hats and Gloves: Tanglewood and Carter Park elementary schools and Paschal High

Nonperishable Food (There’s a great need for pop-top canned meats and single-serve food items such as chips, crackers, etcetera): Central Administration Building lobby near the University Grill and on the second floor near the stairs.

“Service to one’s community is both a responsibility and a gift,” said Mia Hall, FWISD’s executive director for its Equity and Excellence Division and organizer for the employee service day. “I strongly believe in the importance of servant leadership, and as educators we are role models for our students. I’m very excited for the opportunity to impact my community through service and making a difference in the lives of others.”

For more details, contact Mrs. Hall at 817-814-2339 or email mia.hall@fwisd.org.

-FWISD-

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