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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Us!

January 16 - January 29

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. as we help our children build a world where all people are treated with kindness and respect. Teach your children that they can be true leaders and that their little hands can make a big impact on others by spreading Dr. King’s message of equality and love. 

Click on the links below for additional information and to register.

 

MLK Virtual National Day of Service Event (all ages)

Monday, Jan. 16 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. 

Virtual Event

Join KIC for a virtual all-ages celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including an engaging story time with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, music, and movement breaks, and on-the-spot service project: raid your closet for diapers and wipes to donate to Milwaukee Diaper Mission. Diapers are a necessity to ensure healthy children, yet 1 in 3 U.S. families experience diaper need!

 

Youth Helping Youth – Pack a Fostering Hope Duffel Bag for Kids in Foster Care (K5+)**

Monday, Jan. 16 | 4–5 p.m.

Virtual Event

Participate in a compelling event about foster care with leaders from Kids Matter Inc. With your support, your children will then engage neighbors, friends, and family to assemble a Fostering Hope duffel bag for kids moving into foster care, including items such as a book, a toy, new pajamas, and a lot of love. 

**This is a great opportunity for larger groups like scout troops, sports teams, etc. Email [email protected] for more information and to register your group.

 

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

Social Justice Story Time – Celebrating MLK Day! (age 0-5)

Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 10:3011:30 a.m.

North Shore Library

Join KIC and the North Shore Library for a Social Justice Story Time with Rona Wolfe, a kindergarten teacher experienced in discussing big ideas. Through stories, Rona will introduce Martin Luther King Jr. and lead kid-friendly discussions about race, racial justice, and address how kids can take big actions in small ways.

 

Distribute Food at Community Pantry

Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 3:30-6 p.m.

Kinship Community Food Center – Riverwest

Assist guests at Kinship Community Food Center in selecting groceries, carrying bags, serving snacks, and cleaning up. Kinship is dedicated to helping residents build community, improve nutritional health, and reduce poverty through the power of food.

 

Serve a Meal at Saint Vincent de Paul

Thursday, Jan. 19 | 4:156:15 p.m.

All Peoples Church 

Children and their caregivers will prepare and serve more than 100 hot and nutritious meals for the adult and child guests of St. Vincent de Paul at All People’s Church in the Harambee neighborhood.  

 

Pack Diapers for Milwaukee Diaper Mission

Friday, Jan. 20 | 910 a.m. or 1011 a.m.

Franklin

Kids and families will pack diaper kits for families who are struggling to afford diapers to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.

 

Pack Diapers for Milwaukee Diaper Mission

Saturday, Jan. 21 | 910 a.m. or 1011 a.m.

Franklin

Kids and families will pack diaper kits for families who are struggling to afford diapers to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.

 

Social Justice Story Time – Racial Justice and Taking Action (K5+)

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4:305:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Join KIC for a Social Justice Story Time with Rona Wolfe, a kindergarten teacher experienced in discussing big ideas. Through stories Rona will lead kid-friendly discussions about race, racial justice and address how kids can take big actions in small ways.

 

Lunch Pack and Love

Sunday, Jan. 29 | Drop-off at various locations

At Your Home

Engage your children as dynamic change-making citizens by packing lunches in your own home for Milwaukee residents struggling with food insecurity. Lunches will be distributed by Just One More Ministry.

 

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!

 

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January 16
End:
January 29
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