Highland Park's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

We work to create a day to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Day of Service - Highland Park

Schedule: January 20, 2014,
10am-2pm at the HP Recreation Center.

The Highland Park Recreation Center is located at
1207 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, Illinois 60035 


The day will consist of the following activities and opportunities

• Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White remembers Martin Luther King

• Performances by Jesse White Tumbling Team

• Two Soldiers And A Marine serving the areas top BBQ for Purchase

• James R Jordan Boys and Girls Club and Bulls Family Life Center will host two service tables based on the BucketFeet shoe line 

Dog toys will go to the Chicagoland Lab Rescue 

• Autism Society of IL will participate in providing a wonderful opportunity for those who attend 

• Have the Freedom Express Museum (5th graders - adults)

• Have Edgewood Middle School Chorus sing songs of Freedom 10-10:30 

• Highland Park High School Jazz Band will be playing Patriotic songs 

• Listen to a MLK Tribute being performed by Lynn Epps 

• Assemble toiletries for local shelters (PADS & North Shore Health Clinic). If you have toiletries to donate, please bring them the day of the event. 

• Decorate squares for Project Linus (projectlinuschicago.webs.com) quilts going to hospitalized children: Lincoln School Service Club 

• Write letters to soldiers and children of the military as part of the Hero Pack project. 

• Have attendees decorate tablecloths to donate to the USO. We will make some for different holidays coming up like Valentines Day, Memorial Day, etc {Wayne Thomas PTO}

• Make Valentine's for soldiers (Operation Support Our Troops) {Braeside PTO}

• Help scoop non-perishable soup ingredients into bags which they will label and include recipes for the Moraine Twp. Food Bank. (Red Oak School PTO—Julie Creinin) 

• Ravinia's CARE Club will be providing the materials to make bookmarks that will be used at Bernie's Book Bank in Lake Forest 

• Color paper dolls to raise awareness about the devastation that has occurred because of the Genocide in Darfur and throughout Africa— {Elm Place School Reach for Change}

• I AM A STAR Somalia campaign activity run by the Amer. Refugee Committee 

• Make dog toys: Chicagoland Lab Rescue & Sherwood 5th Amendment rights) in the parking lot for 5th grade

• Make dog blankets to be donated to local pet shelters for Home At Last Animal Sanctuary 

• Color flowers and make flower pots for Highland Park, Hospital: HP Rotary 

• GIVE: Decorate flip flops for youth in India: Daniella Cohen 

• Environmental table: Story of Green Shields, Highland Park High School students 

• Write well wishes and words of encouragement for Recorders of Hope (a project collecting recorders to distribute to children with HIV/AIDS in 3rd world countries) Natalie & Joey Sereda 

• Highland Park Volunteer Pool will run the sign in table and distribute information 

• North Shore Health Clinic will have information on their services and offer Blood Sugar screenings 

• HP Library will decorate book bags and fill with books for the North Shore Health Clinic (need picture books for the bags—can bring the day of the event) 

• Heller Nature Center will make bird garland to feed the birds during winter • Highwood Fire Dept. will provide Fire Safety coloring books & do demonstrations 

• Write “Dear Camper” notes for the SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) project to welcome the students to camp. 

• Trefoil decoration project to benefit Girl Scouts affected by the Sandy Hook Tragedy: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana 

• Family Services table 

• Rotary Shelter Box exhibit

• 2 Soldiers

• Marine Food Truck

North Shore School District 112 & the Highland Park Human Relations Commission Present the 5th Annual  Martin Luther King Day of Service 

Date and Location:
Monday, January 20th at the Highland Park Recreation Center, 1207 Park Ave West Highland Park IL.

The morning is a full spectrum of meaningful, creative and fun service projects that will help various agencies in the area. ALL ages and any participants are encouraged to attend. Come alone or bring friends and family to make this a day to remember for all.  Toiletries are needed to create baggies for residents of our local shelters. These can be brought the day of or dropped off at your local NSSD 112 schools, the Firehouse or Senior Center to the attention of Cheryl Levi. 

Enjoy the McCormick Foundation's Freedom Express Museum focusing on the 1st amendment rights. This is a special opportunity to experience an amazing collection of 1st amendment right artifacts and history.

This is your chance to turn community concerns into citizen action. For more information contact Cheryl Levi at 847-903-9523 or levi.cheryl@yahoo.com

The Highland Park Recreation Center is located at 1207 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, Illinois 60035