Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Values of Service
“Everybody Can Be Great, Because Everybody Can Serve”. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Values of Service. On Monday, January 25, 2024, Serve Illinois Volunteer Program Manager Jacob Jenkins, Upstate Volunteer Program Coordinator, Cecilia Maciel Martinez, and Commissioner Carolyn Roberts attended the MLK Day of Service Event by the Jack and Jill Western Cook County Chapter and The EveryWoman Project. Participants assisted in packing care packages for the unhoused to be delivered to various shelters across Cook County. Jack and Jill Western Cook County Chapter President Lanya Satchell and Vice President Sonya Anderson were recognized with Governor’s Certificates of Appreciation along with Zoie Alexandria Joseph and Hudson Davis, who exceeded their minimum service requirement. Kimyada Wellington was also recognized with a Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation along with an AmeriCorps pin in honor of AmeriCorps’ 30th anniversary for exemplifying AmeriCorps’ values, demonstrating that service is not a moment, but a movement.
The Western Cook County has donated books to Scarce (a reuse and recycle center), organized a sock collection for Soldiers Angels that was sent to troops stationed overseas, stuffed bags with personal hygiene items that were donated to Meals on Wheels, collected canned goods for local food pantries created kindness rocks, filled local community fridges with food, participated in holiday toy drive, and built a book library for local organization Moms of Murdered Sons. The chapter will return to the book library on the 1st anniversary to place a plaque on the library and register the library with Little Free Library. These are just some of the ways this chapter contributes to the betterment of their communities.
To learn more about Jack and Jill Western Cook County Chapter, please head to https://www.jackandjillinc.org/chapter/westerncookcounty/
The EveryWoman Projects provides dignified access to period products through care packages. To learn more head to https://www.theeverywomanproject.com/