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Milton MLK Day of Service, Celebration, and Courageous Conversations

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For more than 20 years, The Milton Interfaith Clergy Association (MICA) has sponsored a town-wide Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on the evening of MLK day.  This year’s celebration will take place on Monday, January 15 at 6:30 pm at Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Road in Milton.  

Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice will join the celebration in what is truly a community-wide effort which includes partnerships between the Milton Public Schools, St. Agatha and St. Mary of the Hills schools, the Town Selectmen, the Police Department, the Milton Times, Milton Academy and the Anti-Defamation League.

Among other component parts, this celebration includes a display of more than 500 pieces of student art and written work, choir performances by the Milton High School Gospel Singers and Milton Elementary School Singers, communal singing, a presentation by the Milton High Diversity Club and the winners of MICA’s annual scholarship for four Milton High students to attend the InIt Leadership Program. A highlight of the celebration is when a Town Selectman leads everyone in reading our annual reaffirmation of Milton as a “No Place for Hate” community.

 

New this year! Be part of the 2018 MLK Day Service Projects in Milton! Volunteer for the Milton Community Food Pantry Storage Rehab or a Collicot/Cunningham Woods Clean-Up. Both projects take place on MLK Day, Monday, January 15, beginning at 11 a.m.

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer for the Milton Community Food Pantry Storage Rehab

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer for the Collicot/Cunningham Woods Clean-Up

 

2018 MLK Day Service Projects in Milton

Project: Milton Community Food Pantry Storage Rehab
Location: Milton Community Food Pantry at Parkway United Methodist Church,
158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186.
Time Period: 11 AM – 2 PM (we’ll plan to order pizza for workers)
Number of Workers Needed: 10 (give or take)

Description of Project: We will be cleaning and doing repairs on the two main
storage areas used by the Milton Community Food Pantry. Wear your old clothes
and be ready to work hard! We will be emptying shelves, cleaning and doing
small repairs and painting and (as time permits) restocking shelves. Experienced
handy-people welcome but no special skills needed other than a willingness to
donate some elbow grease! Volunteers should be at least 12 years old and
anyone under 18 years of age must have a parent or other guardian present with
them. The storage areas are inside but unheated so dress warmly.

Sign-Up: Let us know if you plan to participate. Please include your name, email
and hours you will be present, and any special skills if applicable.

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer for the Milton Community Food Pantry Storage Rehab

This project is eligible for Community Service Hours, so please bring your service
forms with you.

 

Project: Collicot/Cunningham Woods Cleanup
Location: Small Wooded Area Behind Collicot and Cunningham Schools. Meet
in the parking area beside Collicot (80 Edge Hill Road)
Time Period: 11 AM – 2 PM
Number of Workers Needed: 20-30
Description of Project: We will be gathering litter and recyclables and
recovering small tree branches and limbs.
Please wear work gloves (or ones you may need to discard following this
project!) and work/snow/mucking boots.
Sign-Up: Let us know if you plan to participate. Please include your name, email,
and hours you will be present. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but please
note all those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and those aged
13-17 must bring a note from or be accompanied by their parents or another
guardian to participate.
Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer for the Collicot/Cunningham Woods Clean-Up

This project is eligible for Community Service Hours, so please bring your service
forms with you.

Questions? Contact the church office at 617-698-1813, or via email mail@stmichaelsmilton.org.