Over 50 youths volunteer at UMCH for MLK Day 2014

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

 

Volunteers from the Stone Mountain chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc.

Volunteers from the Stone Mountain chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc.

To support the MLK Day of Service as “a Day ON, Not a Day Off,” two Metro Atlanta groups spent Monday, January 20, at The United Methodist Children’s Home in volunteer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

 

Thirty-one youths and adults from the Stone Mountain chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc., and 22 middle-schoolers and adults from Decatur Presbyterian Church rolled up their sleeves with us to spruce up a cottage that was recently vacated by one of our Family Housing residents. The groups also cleaned and organized our famous “Santa Room,” where Christmas toys and supplies are stored.

 

Our volunteer coordinator, Jane Howland, said, “Their energy and enthusiasm to help were off the charts! Thank you for serving at UMCH.”

 

Volunteers from Decatur Presbyterian Church

Volunteers from Decatur Presbyterian Church

In January alone, The United Methodist Children’s Home has had four groups come out to volunteer with us, and we’d love you to join us, too. Schedule a day for your church, community, or civic group to volunteer with us by contacting Jane Howland at jhowland@umchildrenshome.org or 404-327-5832.