'A Day On, Not a Day Off': MHS Students Volunteer Locally on MLK Day

As they have done in years past, Mamaroneck High School students will participate in the MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21.


Heeding the president's call for "a day on, not a day off," 110 Mamaroneck High School (MHS) students will utilize Martin Luther King, Jr.'s (MLK) birthday as a day of service to the organzations that help the poor, the vulnerable and the elderly in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck community.

The initiative started several years ago at the high school, said Mamaroneck Schools Spokesperson Debbie Manetta, and has now become an annual event. It is based on a broader legislation by Congress in 1994 that designated MLK Day as a day of service, the only federal holiday with this title.

Part of the federal volunteer initiative United We Serve, the "day of service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems."

Students will participate in the following volunteer activities:

  • Food Drive for Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force at Stop & Shop– Collect and bag donated items. 
  • Make 400 PB&J sandwiches for Hope Soup Kitchen, New Rochelle and Grace Church food pantry in White Plains at the Larchmont Temple kitchen. 
  • Sarah Neuman Nursing Home– Friendly visits with residents.  
  • CAP Center -  Students will greet visitors, hand out flyers, help with art project and take photos as part of a community outreach event.
  • Golden Shoestring (thrift store of the Junior League of Westchester) - Sort clothing.
  • Cards for a Cause (MHS club) – Make cards for Sarah Neuman residents at the Larchmont Temple.
  • Red Cross Club (MHS club) – Distribute emergency preparedness and fire safety pamphlets around the Village of Mamaroneck.
  • ECO-Club (MHS club) – Clean-up around MHS.
Team Dawg January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Everyone involved deserves a great deal of praise and recognition. Your dedication and commitment to serving others is an inspiration to all. You are all true role models and Team Dawg Everyday Heroes! Thank you!


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