One of the local organizations planning a day of service activities for MLK Day, which is Monday, January 16, 2023, is My Sister’s Closet of Monroe County.
Here are details about the event:
My Sister’s Closet of Monroe County
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
“Ensuring Continued Workforce Support for Women Overcoming Poverty”
*Individual and Groups (up to 5 Volunteers per shift) are welcome (ages 16+)*
**Minors ages 10-15 and above can volunteer, with supervision by an adult volunteer**
***40 Days of Peace Volunteer Opportunities (scheduled separately from this) are available January 17th, 2023 – February 27th, 2023***
My Sister’s Closet of Monroe County is a non-profit organization established to build a stronger community and promote economic self-sufficiency. We accomplish this mission by providing women with professional support services & tools for success.
During this coming MLK season’s – 40 Days of Peace, My Sister’s Closet will host multiple volunteer opportunities. These will help ensure our organization’s continued ability to provide essential tools and resources to low-income women looking for employment. The ultimate objective of these efforts will be to provide vulnerable populations with the ability to:
1) Improve their family’s economic status and,
2) increase the future positive outcomes for their children.
Volunteer opportunities will include:
1) Site Cleaning;
2) Shoe and purse shining;
3) Donation sorting;
4) Seasonal relocation of donations;
5) Data Entry;
8) Organizing specialty areas for client services;
9) Shelf assembly;
10) Ready-2-Work – Video training & development for client programming. (For mentors and client service advocates).
At each of these events, we will reflect on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr., by choosing a volunteer each hour to read an MLK quote to the rest of the volunteers. These quotes will help us all to contemplate:
- How we all experience peace with we are concerned about the well-being of others.
- How helping others become successful, independent citizens proves Dr. King’s proposition that “Everybody can be great because everyone can serve.”
Covid-19 Safety Measurements at My Sister’s Closet include:
- Electrostatic HVAC Filter – Kills Viruses, Bacteria, Mold … etc. 24/7 every few minutes.
- Face masks optional.
- All stock steamed at 202 degrees (F) before being tagged and hung on the floor
For groups and individuals interested in participating, the following dates are available (in 2-hour increments).
Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service
Monday, January 16th – 10:00am – 6pm
Individuals and Groups up to 50 volunteers per shift
and MLK’s 40 Days of Peace
January 17th – February 24th, 2023
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00am – 6pm; Saturdays: 10:00am – 4pm
(Some remote work can be done, in collaboration with executive staff)
Individuals and Groups up to **5** volunteers per shift
Please check-in with an MSC Team member at the front desk upon entering the store, letting them know that you are volunteering for the MLK Day of Service (or 40 Days of Peace). (Feel free to wait for others, if part of a team).
Log-in to Civic Champs when ready to begin your shift to record your time.
Wear weather-appropriate clothing, suitable for a professional place of business (no cut-offs shorts, mid-riff shirts, mini skirts/dresses, or clothing that is full of holes or frayed). Shoes should be closed-toed, as you may be moving around store fixtures and bins, etc.
Please contact the store 812-333-7710 with any concerns on the day of the event.