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Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service 2018

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Make MLK Day A Day of Service for those in need in the Cambridge Community and Beyond

The 8th Annual Cambridge Day of Service organized by Many Helping Hands 365 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is FREE and open to the public.

All ages are welcome to help with hands-on crafts projects that benefit children, teens and adults in need. Join us for an afternoon of hands-on service projects! Make fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children and adults. Make Valentines for elders and veterans. Sort food, winter clothing, books and toiletries for people in need and more!

Come spend an afternoon making a difference in the lives of others.

Don’t come empty handed! Bring a can of food, gently used winter clothing or a children’s book for someone in need.

We need everyone’s helping hands!

Many people. Many needs. Many Helping Hands.

Many thanks to the many organizations, city departments, businesses and individuals who help make Cambridge MLK Day of Service possible.



FAQ

Can I bring a group from my company, church, school, sports team, Girl Scout troop, etc?


Absolutely! Register under Group Registration with the name of the Group Leader, contact info, the number of people in your group (an estimate is fine) and your group affiliation (i.e. East End House, Broad Institute, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Beth El Temple Center, Girl Scouts, etc).

Send all group requests and questions to info@manyhelpinghands365.org.

Whom does our service benefit?


Your helping hands help thousands of Cambridge (and Somerville, Boston and Lowell) individuals and families in need. At the 2017 MLK Day of Service, volunteers made more than 600 fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children, teens and adults; more than 4000 Valentines for isolated elders, veterans, troops overseas and homeless parents, 2100 activity kits for children waiting in hospital emergency rooms and more than 1500 bags of toiletries for homeless teens and adults. We collected and distributed more than 400 grocery bags of food to 15 local food pantries, half a ton of winter clothes to shelters and dozens of bags of children's' books to local literacy programs. We reached more than 8,000 vulnerable children, teens, and adults in our communities.

Can we bring kids?
 elders?

YES! We've designed the projects to encourage even the littlest hands to be able to participate. We have had children as young as 2 and elders 90+ lend their generous hands in service. Children do need to be accompanied by an adult who can work alongside them.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?


The best way to come is by MBTA. We're in Central Square on the Red Line. The #1 Mass Ave bus stops across from City Hall. There are some public parking lots nearby as well.

Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

You can email us at info@manyhelpinghands365.org. We'll be in touch soon!

Can I make a monetary donation?

Yes! All donations go to help pay for the supplies we use at MLK Day of Service. Thank you!

I have ideas for you!

We'd love to hear from you! Email us at info@manyhelpinghands365.org

Can I help before or after MLK Day?


We can always use more helping hands. Some examples of how you can help (1) help with planning before MLK Day, (2) help manage projects on MLK Day, (3) help finish up sewing blankets and scarves after MLK Day, and (4) help deliver all the wonderful things that volunteers make and sort on MLK Day. We also need social media help and graphic design. Email us at info@manyhelpinghands365.org

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