We'd like to thank the 30 RPCV/W Members who organized and participated in 3 service projects to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Volunteers took time out of their Saturday mornings to work with children with special needs, prepare a mural at an underserved school, and assemble care packages for deployed members of the armed services. Thanks to the magic of Twitter
, our efforts were picked up by a reporter who featured us in an article for msn.com
. Thanks again to everyone who came out!
Community Service Event with Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
Saturday, January 19 - MLK Day of Service (11:00am - 2:45pm)
St. Coletta of Greater Washington
We’ll have fun playing sports with children and youth with physical and development disabilities. As group, we’ll play with the kids and engage them in various activities, which may include tennis, basketball, and soccer, as well as just playing catch or joining a friendly game of tug of war. The environment is non-competitive, where every child can enjoy activities in a safe and encouraging environment. St. Coletta School is across the street from Stadium-Armory Metro and there is parking onsite for anyone who is driving. There will be a happy hour following the event. This is a joint-service project with the Rotary Club of Federal City.
Yes We Can: End Illiteracy Service Event
Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Moten Elementary School
RPCV/W is partnering with several cause-focused organizations to pitch in for a community literacy event at one of 6 DC public schools. Details are still being finalized. Register here if you'd like to participate. Please let us know if you have transportation and wouldn't mind giving others a ride to the school we'll be working in.
On the day of the event, volunteers will:
- Write a letter to a student inside the gifted book(s), and share why reading is important;
- Help assemble a literacy-ready pack for students;
- Paint a literacy-focused mural;
- Read a book on tape, which will be shared with students during their reading hours; and/or
- Assist with cleaning the library.
Unite America in Service Event
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
DC Armory (2001 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003)
Points of Light and Target, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Community Blueprint, Serve DC, HandsOn Greater DC Cares, Volunteer Fairfax, Americorps Alums of Washington, DC, and the George Washington University invite you to attend the signature national service project in Washington, D.C. honoring the memory of Dr. King.
Volunteers will pack 100,000 care kits filled with necessities for deployed U.S. Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. Join us to show appreciation to those who serve our country.
This is the first event of its kind that RPCV/W has been involved in, and we hope you will consider contributing your time and energy to this worthy cause.