Our 6th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event welcomed 130 volunteers that attributed to over 1,000 hours of service, benefiting the Native American Community Academy (NACA), Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Near North Valley Neighborhood communities, as well as families of Santa Ana Pueblo. The volunteers assisted with a total of four service projects throughout the day which included: NACA campus Beautification Project, the Near North Valley Neighborhood Cleanup Project, a Tie-Knot Blanket and Scarf Making Project, and Food Drive.
Throughout the day, over 50 bags of leaves and trash were collected from Garfield Middle School campus, Garfield Park, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the NACA campus. Volunteers also revitalized the NACA and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gardens. The food drive received several donations from volunteers, organizations and the neighborhood. These donations were given to NACA student support services to be distributed among the youth and families. A total of 50 tie-knot blankets and 10 tie-knot scarves were made, each item including a positive, inspirational message. These items were donated to Santa Ana Pueblo where there are over 50 children in need.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors!