United Way, partners celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through MLK Week of Service

United Way of Northeast Florida
Press Release
CONTACT: Sarah Henderson
Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: 904-390-3226; Cell: 904-300-8366
January 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Activities include service projects and several special events

WHAT:
Join hundreds across our community for MLK Week of Service, honoring and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Activities include a variety of neighborhood-based volunteer projects; a thought-provoking event about race and equity; networking events; and special exhibits.

WHY:
MLK Week of Service brings local residents of all backgrounds together to highlight the power of community service and ignite important cultural conversations that break down barriers to change and move our community forward.
WHO: United Way of Northeast Florida, 904WARD, Dreamweek Jax, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, more than 20 local nonprofit organizations, and hundreds of community volunteers and members.

WHEN:
Service Projects | Jan. 19-26 | Various locations
Sign up: bit.ly/MLKWeekJax

Groups and individuals can sign up to participate in more than 25 service projects across Northeast Florida. Projects include canvassing neighborhoods with free tax-filing information, neighborhood beautification and facility repairs.
Cultural Conversations: Race Cards with 904WARD |
Jan. 24 | Jessie Ball duPont Center
RSVP: bit.ly/UWRaceCards

Hosted by WJXT Channel 4’s Melanie Lawson, United Way and 904WARD present this unique event designed to facilitate honest, authentic dialogues around race.

Dreamweek Jax | Jan. 18-26 | Various locations
Learn more: dreamweekjax.org

A series of events and engagement opportunities showcasing Jacksonville as a leader of culture/diversity, art, business/entrepreneurship and social progress.

Special activities | Jan. 21 | Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens
More information: cummermuseum.org

Enjoy special open hours and programming, including educational art-making activities, live music in the Cummer Café and an Ecumenical Prayer for Peace with local faith leaders in partnership with OneJax.

Contact Sarah Henderson at 904-390-3226 or [email protected] for additional information, including a full list of service projects.

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