Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day to serve their neighbors and communities. Lynn organizations and residents will be doing just that.

The East Lynn Community Association along with Centerboard, Girls Inc. of Lynn, SCI Lynn, The Lynn Food & Fitness Alliance, Communities that Care, & The Food Project will be sponsoring and coordinating a Lynn Community Donation Drive on Monday January 16, 2012 from 12:00-6:00pm. Lynn businesses including Shaws, Compare Supermarket and others will be hosting the donation drive. Volunteers will be at these locations telling customers about the donation drive and handing them a list of needed items if they wish to purchase and donate. Donations of new outerwear (coats, mittens, scarves, and hats), specific food items, and school supply donations can be made at the above mentioned locations on Monday January 16th from 12-6 and at Lynn City Hall starting Wednesday January 11th through Friday January 13th.

Donations will be sorted and delivered to Lynn Public Schools, Centerboard, the Lynn Shelter Association, and My Brothers Table. We hope the Lynn community will embrace this day of service by coming out to these locations to make donations! For more information please contact Jesse Jaeger with the East Lynn Community Association at jesse@jaegerfamily.us or 617-257-1278.

List of needed items:
Hats, Scarves, and gloves
to benefit the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance:
Children Sizes: Small Medium Large

School supplies
to benefit the Lynn Public Elementary Schools:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Journal Notebooks
  • Spiral Bound Notebooks
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 5×6 White Boards
  • Dry Erase Erasers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Folders
  • White Paper
  • Loose leaf lined paper
  • Electric Pencil Sharpeners

Non-perishable food items
to benefit Lynn Shelter Association:

  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Juice Boxes
  • Snacks
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bulk Crackers or Cookies
  • Protein Bars

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