AmeriCorps Members Put Citizenship and Service in Action

Kelley Stephens
January 6, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off”.

On January 18th, 2016 the NESS SEA Team will volunteering at Safe Futures in the morning and will be hosting an “Afternoon of Giving” in the Nautilus Room at Ocean Beach Park from 1:00-3:00. Here are four ways you can help:

  1. Volunteer at our “Afternoon of Giving”. Help support non-profits that make a difference in the SE CT community. Make fleece blankets for Project Linus to be donated to children at CT Hospitals and make homemade valentines for local Veterans. Check out the posting for our event at or check out this flyer for more details.
  2. Sponsor a blanket- In order to meet our goal of making at least 20 fleece blankets for Project Linus, we are collecting donations of fleece, JoAnn Fabrics gift cards or cash donations to purchase fleece. Check out this flyer for more details and please place donations in the envelope in front of Jordan’s desk
  3. Donate an item from the Safe Futures Wish List. Donations will be accepted until January 15th.
  4. Help spread the word! Share this information with your friends and family, post the flyers at your church etc.!