MLK Day Service Event 2021 | West Suburban YMCA

Participate in our Virtual MLK Day of Service

Jan 11, 2021

Last January on MLK Day of Service, we collected and packed hundreds of household items into “blessing bags” for clients of The Second Step, who provides essential services for families dealing with domestic violence. It was a great success and left us excited to do more in 2021.

This year for MLK Day of Service we are partnering with Newton at Home (NAH) to create care packages for senior citizens. The care packages will include succulents, puzzle books with a pencil, eraser, and sharpener, and handmade cards to brighten their homes, provide opportunities for mental stimulation, and connect us to our neighbors in safe and comforting ways.

As COVID-19 has made it unsafe for many of our community’s seniors to leave their homes, we want to show we are thinking of them. There are two ways you can participate in our virtual service event:

Newton at Home is a non-profit membership organization founded by a small group of Newton residents who wanted to build a community of friendship and support among older Newton residents. NAH offers a wide variety of vital services and social activities that help its members live safe, active, and connected lives in the places that mean the most to them: their homes and apartments, their neighborhood, and their city.