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Martin Luther King National Day of Service

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service 2022

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 17, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Virtually via Zoom

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MLK Day 2019

Co-sponsored by the Berkshire Branch of the NAACP

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Join us on Monday, January 17 at 9:00 am for a virtual keynote speech by Olivia Nda with an opportunity following to connect and share with fellow community members through Zoom breakout rooms.
Choose one, two, or all three service projects:
  • Write postcards to your elected officials to advocate against voter suppression and discriminatory legislation:

Senator Elizabeth Warren
2400 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203

Senator Ed Markey
975 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury St
Boston, MA 02203

  • Craft Valentine's Day cards and notes of appreciation for residents of Berkshire Healthcare Systems nursing homes and Thank you cards to BHCS nursing home staff members (please ma

  • rk clearly ‘residents’ or ‘staff’ when dropping off at BCC’s Paterson Field House)

  • 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 17, 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 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

Welcome by Sabrina Allard, Vice President NAACP Berkshire County Branch

Keynote Speaker:

Olivia Nda, a graduate of Pittsfield High School, class of 2018, and a senior at Howard University.

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 postcards to your elected officials to advocate against voter suppression and discriminatory legislation;
  • Donate 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
Email: tbuckley@berkshirecc.edu 

Phone: 413-236-3075

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