The Melrose Human Rights Commission invites you to join the Community of Melrose for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20th, 2020.
Registration & Coffee 9:30 am – 10:30 am (Melrose UU Church)
Registration for city-wide service opportunities takes place at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson Street, across from the Library. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Service Opportunities and Information Sessions: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (various locations):
Participants will then go their chosen service opportunities at various sites across the city.
Bread of Life Service Opportunity all-day til 1:00 pm: Teen Backpack Program (Melrose UU Church)
Bread of Life volunteers have been putting together non-perishable, healthy food packs for
food–insecure students. At the Melrose MLK Day of Service, at the Melrose UU Church there will be a table where people can bring donations (cash or food items). Perhaps stop off a a market and pick something up while on your way from your service assignment and on your way back to share pizza together! Wish list includes:
cereal (individual servings sold in plastic bowls)
small boxes of shelf stable milk
small boxes of raisins
jar of peanut butter
Ritz crackers in a sleeve
tuna in a pouch
single-serve Chef Boyardee
snack packs of crackers
snack packs of pretzels and cheese
small water bottles.
All donations gratefully accepted. For a cash donation of $20 we will shop for you to help fill one pack.
Presentations/Discussions 10:00 – 12:00 pm (Melrose UU Church):
As an alternative to service work, adults are invited to attend presentations/discussions:
10:00 am – 11:00 am: “METCO: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”.
Presentation and discussion sponsored by Friends of Melrose METCO. This 38-minute film was created by Natalie Guthrie, a Needham educator, METCO film-maker and METCO/Natick High alum.
11:00 am – 12:00 am: Presentation and discussion sponsored by White People Challenging Racism (WCPR).
Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Melrose UU Church):
Pizza will be served to volunteers, provided by Gabriella’s Pizza.
25th Annual Evening Program 5:00 – 8:00 pm (First Congregational Church):
City-Wide Pot-Luck Dinner, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A City-Wide Pot-Luck Dinner will be held at the First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street.
Please bring a main dish or dessert to serve 4-6 people, with ingredients identified and with serving utensils.
Program Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a program of music, reflection and Keynote Speaker, Rachel Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney, first woman to hold that post, and first woman of color to to serve as a District Attorney in Massachusetts. Please come and welcome Ms. Rollins in our community at this special event.