Day of Service – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I’m going to the United Way’s MLK Day of Service, with the kick-off at Huston-Tillotson University on East 7th and Chicon. This will be my first time attending, and the plan is to take photos and see what all the fuss is about. People seem to love this event.

The United Way and Mando Rayo’s team at Hands on Central Texas has arranged for nine big volunteer projects to take place in the afternoon. The projects are all over town – some of them outside – and the opportunities range from painting and cleaning up a room to planting and building benches. Just about anybody can pitch in, no experience required.

One of the projects I’ll follow is the MLK Peace Bench Project, the goal of which is to literally construct 100 “peace benches” to place at various community centers in East Austin. See more about the project here and photos of prototype benches.

But, like I said, there are eight other projects just as worthy and gratifying as this one. I’m looking forward to it and will be sure to post about the event.


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