The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
YMCA Food Drive, Site Cleanup, Fundraising Effort and Senior Outreach Calls
Monday, January 18: 9:00am to 2:00pm
About this event:
- Fundraise to support YMCA COVID Relief Programs such as YMCA Meal Sites for Children, and Essential Worker Child Care.
- Donate canned and boxed foods at the Sacramento Central YMCA for distribution at YMCA meal sites to the families of hungry children
Suggest items: applesauce; canned beans; canned chicken; canned tuna; canned salmon; canned ham; canned spam; canned vegetables; cooking oils; crackers; dried herbs and spices; canned or dried fruit; granola bars; instant mashed potatoes; meals in a box; nuts; pasta; peanut butter; rice; shelf-stable and powdered milk; soup, stew, and chili; whole grain cereals
- Site fix it and cleanup of Sacramento Central YMCA (tools volunteers could bring with them: work gloves, rakes, leaf bags, hammers, mallets, shovels, trowels)
- Phone calls to seniors who are sheltering in place to check on their well-being
Please remember to wear a mask and follow all COVID health and safety guidelines.