Crowd gathered for MLK Day with Many Happy Hands 365
Crowd of thousands gathered outside Cambridge City Hall for a day of service.
Every year, people across the country and around the world honor the life and message of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Participants perform community service as the embodiment of MLK's message of peace. This tradition dates back to 1994, when Senator Harris Wofford and Congressman John Lewis introduced the King Holiday and Service Act. Our club has proudly celebrated this tradition in the past.
This year, eleven Rotaractors joined Many Helping Hands for an afternoon of community service. The event started with a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., including gospel music, short speeches, and even some trivia. It was an inspiring beginning.
An assortment of Valentine's Day cards.The crowd split into groups for various service projects. We were assigned to make Valentine's Day cards for elders and soldiers. Organizers provided materials like colored pencils, markers, and patterned papers. Otherwise, we were left to our own devices. We have some talented members who got really into the work. We made some impressive cards.
Part of our group was asked to help sort books and assemble activity kits for kids in the hospital.
After the event, Chi led us to a restaurant for food and fellowship. It was a great event, and I look forward to next year. You can see more photos from the event here.