Celebrating MLK Day with Service

Mt. Airy 6

Volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Dakota County read with children from the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club.

This past Monday volunteers celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of service for their communities here in the Twin Cities. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, General Mills Foundation partnered with HandsOn Twin Cities to provide impactful volunteer opportunities for employees from local corporations as well as community volunteers. Through this initiative and our partnership with General Mills Foundation, we were able to help organize 15 volunteer events around the Twin Cities, that will engage over 400 volunteers.

This week we will work with volunteer groups from General Mills, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ecolab, 3M, Dakota County, Target, Land O’ Lakes, Carlson, Best Buy, Cargill and more. These groups will join us in service at local nonprofits such as the YWCA, The Boys and Girls Clubs, American Cancer Society, Project for Pride in Living and many more. We are grateful for these volunteers who took the time out of their day to participate in these projects.

You can watch the 2015 MLK Day Breakfast on TPT, or view a recap of the breakfast and volunteer projects on WCCO.

Volunteer Group After

A group of 3M volunteers after painting at the YWCA.

If you weren’t able to give back on Monday, join us this week at our last open MLK projects! We have open spots for community volunteers to participate in special volunteer events this Thursday and Friday.

Help Sort Donated Food for MLK Week (January 22)

Join Governor Dayton’s Council at Second Harvest (January 23)

For questions about MLK volunteering, please contact Ellie (ellie@handsontwincities.org).

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