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Michigan Community Service Commission supports 2 local MLK Day projects

Submitted by on January 17, 2020 – 12:08 amNo Comment

The Michigan Community Service Commission is providing support for 29 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer projects.

On and around MLK Day, these projects will engage more than 4,400 volunteers who will serve more than 15,000 volunteer hours to benefit Michigan communities.

Organizations received financial support from the Michigan Community Service Commission as well as its partners Michigan Nonprofit Association and Youth Service America.

Two of the 29 projects are being held in northeast Michigan, including an afternoon of one-to-one mentoring between youth volunteers and young children with fun and educational literacy activities, hosted by the Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena.

In addition, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will use the funding to assemble and deliver “cheer up bags” with games, activities, and snacks for seniors and persons with disabilities to help combat the increased social isolation of winter. The bags will be delivered to homes in the Tawas area on Monday.