“Be the reason that someone believes in the goodness of people” – Anonymous
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kick off the new year by joining ESCO Youth Leaders in doing good throughout the community.
This year we have three ways you can give back to local organizations.
- Self Help Closet and Pantry of Des Plaines
- Make fleece blankets – link to explainer video
- You’ll need two pieces of fleece. Two yards of coordinating colors, you’ll be making two-ply blankets
- Journeys | The Road Home – Donate personal care items
- Full sized shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash for housed clients
- Feminine hygiene products
- Travel sized packets of tissue
- Reflective tape
- PATH – Palatine Assisting Through Hope
- New socks for Preschoolers through 12th grade (shorty style preferred), both genders.
- New underwear for Preschoolers through 12th grade (girls bikini-style & boys boxer briefs preferred)
Sizes needed: Kids size 2 all the way through adult size XXL, both genders.
We will be accepting items on Monday, January 18 from 11:00AM-3:00PM at Salt Creek Sports Center, 647 S Consumers Ave, Palatine, IL 60074.
Questions? Contact Jay Casaletto at firstname.lastname@example.org