AmeriCorps Members Pledge a Day of Service for MLK Day

AmeriCorps members, partnering with Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, are volunteering in service activities to commemorate the efforts of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Jan. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- CHICAGO, Ill. – AmeriCorps members, partnering with Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI), are suiting up for “A Day On, Not a Day Off” service activities in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 30 members will be preparing lunch at the Ronald McDonald House in Lincoln Park and painting rooms at World Relief in Albany Park during the MLK Holiday.

As an annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s constant effort towards equality for all, AmeriCorps members are volunteering during a day many take off. The day’s events focus on the importance of King’s contributions and how service reminds us how similar we all are.

In addition to the two projects, members are contributing extra by donating winter clothing items to World Relief and canned food items to the Ronald McDonald House pantry. For more information on MLK Day service projects visit www.mlkday.gov.

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out of school teens to increase their literacy skills.  In addition, LVI is the founder of the Jump Start program, which matches volunteers, primarily retired teachers, to serve as one-to-one tutors and mentors to youth residing in Illinois Youth Centers. Further Jump Start information can be found on our website www.lvillinois.org, by emailing info@lvillinois.org, or by calling 312-857-1582.

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Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out of school teens increase their literacy skills.
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