Martin Luther King Jr. Day Provides Chance to Give Back
By Hanna Young
On Monday, January 18, MHS students participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The day is a national effort to honor the legacy of Doctor King by celebrating service that benefits the community.
Mamaroneck High School has taken the school holiday and turned it into an opportunity for students. The PTSA planned and provided an array of volunteer initiatives for students. Among the volunteer programs offered were sandwich making for the Hope Kitchen in New Rochelle, a food drive for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force and working at the Golden Shoestring second hand store in Larchmont.
Students and parents dived in and gave back in the spirit of MLK. MHS parent Erin Fuller was one of many parents to help organize the day of service. When asked why she took part in the event, Fuller said, “I thought it was a great opportunity to work with MHS kids and to do something great for the community!” Freshman Simi Nambiar also expressed why she helped. “My friend and I know how important it is to help out others, particularly given the way others have helped us.” Fuller agrees. “Some kids do it because they want to do something for the community, others might do it to honor MLK’s legacy.”
Participants will agree that it was a fun way to give back and that it felt great to do something in honor of MLK. To those who didn’t participate this year, look out for the next day of service.
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