2023 MLK Series Impact

This January, Kids Impact Community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping kids and families spread Dr. King’s message of equality and love. Their impact was captured in this video and through the below stats.

  • 200 kids, parents, and caregivers learned about Martin Luther King Jr. through story time with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and celebrated the National Day of Service with Meagan Johnson from the Milwaukee Diaper Mission culminating in a diaper dash donation.
  • 3,800+ diapers and 75 packages of wipes were donated to the Milwaukee Diaper Mission.
  • 125 Fostering Hope Duffel Bags were assembled by kid leaders and delivered to Kids Matter Inc. to support children entering foster care.
  • 30+ KIC kids (ages five and under) created a self-portrait art display at the North Shore Library to celebrate our similarities and differences in honor of MLK Day.
  • Seven families assisted 64 households at Kinship Community Food Center in selecting groceries, carrying bags, serving snacks, and cleaning up – reducing poverty through the power of food.
  • 100 hot and nutritious taco dinners were distributed at St. Vincent de Paul’s meal service.
  • Four small and mighty thinkers talked about big ideas like racism, racial justice, and how small actions can make a difference.
  • 560+ lunches packed for Just One More Ministry supporting Milwaukee residents struggling with food insecurity.

THANK YOU to Johnson Financial Group for generously sponsoring our Martin Luther King Jr. Day project series, enabling us to continue to expand this important work!

MLK Jr. National Day of Service 2018

We celebrate National Days of Service on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 9/11 Day of Remembrance. These were started by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This year, for MLK Day we met to pack On the Go Bags for our Milwaukee neighbors who are homeless. This is a project that we started with HELP last year. Families brought in cash or item donations and then everyone moved through the tables packing bags with toiletries and other things. Some families brought home a bag to give out and the majority of bags were given to Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge

9/11 National Day of Service: Veteran Care Kits

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

— Corporation for National and Community Service (serve.gov)

The Saturday before 9/11 Day 2017, families from Toddlers and Kids on a Mission and Human Equality Love Project gathered in that spirit of giving many of us witnessed in 2001. We packed 50+ veteran care kits. Along with the extra supplies, those kits will be given to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for distribution to local vets in need. Veteran Stu made a special appearance for a read aloud and passed out books for all our helpers to take home.