Green Bay Community MLK Day of Service 2024
Updated: 3 days ago
We All Rise, the Rotary Club of Green Bay, and Union Church are working together to join the nation in honoring Dr. King by organizing a day filled with service opportunities on Saturday, January 13th. This celebration through service will provide opportunities designed to bring together teams of intergenerational, intercultural, community members working together to improve our community while building personal relationships. This event is designed to complement the long standing Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration.
Our planning team is coordinating projects in following categories:
Elder Home Improvement: Cleaning, organizing, caulking, minor repairs indoors for elderly, low income living within the City of Green Bay.
Service Organization Improvement: Painting, cleaning, envelope stuffing, organizing etc. for non-profit organizations (e.g., churches, schools, shelters, food pantries, etc.) within the City of Green Bay.
Stocking the Shelves: Identify service organizations, within the City of Green Bay, that need to stock their shelves; projects would include collecting supplies, delivering them, and restocking the shelves.
On Saturday, January 13 we are dividing the work into two shifts: 8:30 am-noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm. To participate, we ask that you fill out our Volunteer Sign up Form. Space is limited so please sign up quickly. After signing up, we ask that you hold the time on your calendar and plan to participate. You will receive a confirmation email from us in early January.
Not available to participate on Saturday, January 13th? Click "Stocking the Shelves" below for additional ways you can participate.
Please contact Wendy Woodward with any questions or concerns. Email GB.MLK.DAY@gmail.com
Stocking the Shelves
We recognize that some people might not be able to participate on Saturday, January 13, 2024. As an alternative we ask that you consider organizing a supply drive for one of our partner organizations who have expressed a need for assistance.
Tips for Hosting a Drive to Stock the Shelves
Strategically place collection bins near high traffic locations: Determine a day and time to have individuals drop-off their collection items.
Share and promote your drive: Spread the word with posters or emails to your team or group. Make sure you call out the specific need. Keep everyone informed on your goal as well as the number of items that have already been collected.
Timing: Most successful collection drives take 5-10 business days, including a minimum of 1 weekend, and not to exceed two weeks. This fosters a sense of urgency but also offers a bit of flexibility.
Deliver your donations: The final step is to take your supplies to the local nonprofit.