Every January, we celebrate and honor the work, life, and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This national holiday reminds us to volunteer and give back to our communities and causes that matter to each of us. Inspired by the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an official day of service, our colleagues across the country gave back in several different ways.
Our colleagues in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana had the opportunity to volunteer with their families at the MLK Day of Service event put on by Seeds of Caring, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging young children in service, social action and community building. Participants assembled dental care kits and snack bags for neighbors experiencing hard times and created art inspired by Dr. King’s legacy.
Meanwhile, more than 20 wpg property teams came together for a virtual event to pack kits that meet the needs of their communities. Together they packed 875 kits –some included items like towels, soaps, hats, gloves, and scarves, while other teams created birthday kits inspired by Dr. King’s birthday, filled with items like cake mix, frosting, cards, and more. The birthday kits allow families experiencing need to celebrate a child’s birthday without worrying about the added cost.
Thank you to all of our colleagues who participated in either of these giveback events! We’re proud to give back to our communities and help families create special memories together.