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Martin Luther King National Day of Service

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service 2021

Volunteer to Honor an American Hero

Berkshire Community College (BCC) plans to honor one of America’s greatest heroes by giving back to the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service event. 

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When & Where

Monday, January 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Virtually via Zoom

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MLK Day 2019
Join us on Monday, January 18 at 9:00 am for a virtual keynote speech by Dr. Chris Himes with an opportunity following to connect and share with fellow community members through Zoom breakout rooms.

Choose one, two, or all three service projects:
1. Craft Valentine's Day cards and notes of appreciation for residents of Berkshire Healthcare Systems nursing homes
2. Write letters of gratitude to deployed soldiers
or
3. Donate new face masks, new underwear for men and women, small hand sanitizer, disposable menstrual products, individual snacks, and K-cups (coffee) for the re-opened homeless shelter in Pittsfield.

Or make a monetary donation to the homeless shelter on https://www.servicenet.org/donate/ and select “Other” from the field “Where would you like this gift directed” and then in the field “If other, please add your designation” and specify that it is for Berkshire County Services.

Drop off for cards, letters, and donations will be at the BCC Paterson Field House on Monday, January 18, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Exact location: BCC's Paterson Field House, down the hill from the main campus on 1350 West Street at the West Paterson Gymnasium Doors (Same side of Paterson as the Tennis Courts), see campus map here.

Please fill out this Campus Request Form for contact tracing, wear a mask, and follow social distancing guidelines.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Link
9:05 a.m.

Welcome by BCC President, Ellen Kennedy

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Chris Himes, Author and Educator working with Miss Halls School

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer

  • Craft Valentine's Day cards and notes of appreciation for residents of Berkshire Healthcare Systems nursing homes
  • Write letters of gratitude to deployed soldiers
  • new face masks, new underwear for men and women, small hand sanitizer, disposable menstrual products, individual snacks, and K-cups (coffee)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Drop off cards, letters, and donations to the BCC's Paterson Field House

 Or make a monetary donation to the homeless shelter on https://www.servicenet.org/donate/ and select “Other” from the field “Where would you like this gift directed” and then in the field “If other, please add your designation” and specify that it is for Berkshire County Services.

Contact Us

Questions or Concerns?

Toni Buckley, Director of Alumni Relations or Shela Levante, Director of Development
Email: foundation@berkshirecc.edu 
Phone: 413-236-3075

FORUM credit is available for attending the keynote and the community volunteering.

Co-sponsored by the Berkshire Branch of the NAACP.

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