MLK Day of Service

When:
January 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 7:15 pm
2021-01-18T09:00:00-05:00
2021-01-18T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Flushing, NY 11362
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Commonpoint Queens
7182256750
MLK Day of Service @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center | New York | United States

Commonpoint Queens is pleased to offer a range of virtual and in-person opportunities that will empower all members of the community to make a difference this MLK Day and beyond.

January 18 in-person events:
Prepare Care Packages for Needy Households (8:45 am-10:45 am)
Commonpoint Queens will provide lunch and care packages to homebound seniors and needy households. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Sam Field Center at 8:45 am to prepare the care packages.

Deliver meals to homebound seniors and needy households (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
Commonpoint Queens will provide lunch and care packages to homebound seniors and needy households. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Tanenbaum Family Pool Food Pantry (58-25 Little Neck Parkway, across the street from the Sam Field Center) between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Each group will be asked to take four to six deliveries. Each route should take no longer than one and a half hours to complete. To the greatest extent possible, Commonpoint Queens will assign delivery routes as close to a volunteer’s hometown as possible.

Donate Blood and Join the Bone Marrow Registry (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
The New York Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive and bone marrow registry sign-up at the Sam Field Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Appointments are highly encouraged. To make an appointment, please register at https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/287015.

At-Home Projects to be completed by January 18:
Make Paper Flowers for Needy Households (Deadline: 8:00 am)
Commonpoint Queens seeks volunteers to create paper flower bouquets that will be included in the care packages sent to needy households. Volunteers will have the option of using their own materials or picking up materials from the Sam Field Center. Each volunteer will be asked to make 20 bouquets and return them to the Sam Field Center.

Inspire others with a personal art project (Deadline: 5:00 pm)
Volunteers are asked to draw and explain their personal “dream” for themselves, their community, or the world. Drawings will be placed on display at the Sam Field Center in Little Neck. Volunteers may use their own materials or choose to pick up materials (paper, markers, and crayons are recommended) from the Sam Field Center between January 4 and January 15. Volunteers are asked to drop their works of art off at the Sam Field Center or Central Queens before 5:00 pm on January 18. Register here.

Write Letters to Front-Line Workers (Deadline: 5:00 pm)
Volunteers are asked to write letters of gratitude to front-line workers who have served throughout the COVID-19. Letters will be delivered to hospitals, fire departments, police departments, and other essential services. Volunteers are asked to drop off letters at the Sam Field Center or Central Queens before 5:00 pm on January 18.

January 18 virtual events:
Learn the Link Between Character and Leadership (1:30m-2:30pm)
Each and every single one of us can be a leader by living by our values and empowering others to do the same. Drawing on examples of great leaders of the past, this class will explore what it means to be a leader, and will offer ways for each individual to realize that potential within themselves. The class will be taught by the Director of Volunteer Services, Isaac Adlerstein.

Learn and Ask About All of Commonpoint Queens’ Volunteer Opportunities (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Learn about all the incredible ways you can serve your community through Commonpoint Queens.

Raise your voice in a remote sing-along (4:15 pm-5:00 pm)
Commonpoint Queens is pleased to bring together members of its community for a singalong of classic and more modern songs of freedom, equality, and inclusion. Commonpoint Queens will send out a Zoom link to all registered participants prior to the event.

Engage with a panel featuring some of the most impactful leaders in New York and the country. (6:00pm)
Commonpoint Queens is thrilled to host a panel of leaders who have made a measurable and lasting grassroots impact in their communities–which highlights the theme of service so central to MLK Day. Panelists include Kevin Livingston, the Founder and Executive Director of 100 Suits for 100 Men, and Jason Sole, the former President of the Minneapolis NAACP and author of From Prison to Ph.D.: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances. After the panel, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in a questions and answers session with the panelists.

To register, visit commonpointqueens.org/volunteer. For more information, please contact Isaac at 718-225-6750 ext. 238 or iadlerstein@commonpointqueens.org.

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