Friday, January 15, 2010

MLK Day - So Many Ways to Serve!

If you've got the day off this Monday and you'd like to give back, I've come across two great options already, and I'll post more throughout the weekend as I discover them. Also, remember to get your non-perishable items to the Pana Store by early this afternoon for Haiti earthquake relief (thanks to Liz for the tip).

- Sue Rock Originals Everyone is hosting an all-day event to create clothing for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti at their storefront at 1069 Bergen (between Rogers and Nostrand). From their blog:

ALL THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PROVIDING DIRECT SUPPORT:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 18, 2010
10:30 am - 6:00pm
Sue Rock Originals Design Studio
1069 Bergen Street
Between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues
Brooklyn, New York

Volunteers who can cut, sew, fold fabric, pack boxes and enjoy working together should come to our studio.

THE STUDIO WILL HAVE PERPETUAL SEWING MACHINES AVAILABLE AFTER THE DAY OF SERVICE FOR CONTINUAL SEWING OF CLOTHING FOR SURVIVORS OF THE EARTHQUAKE.

- A Clean Up Crown Heights Event is being organized for noon-2pm, to start in front of Bristen's. From Brooklynian by way of Nostrand Park:

In honor of MLK Day of Service I'm gathering a group for another Clean Up Crown Hts event on Monday, Jan 18. If you are interested, please sign up by emailing me at jeslane@hotmail.com.

Let's meet at noon in front of Bristen's, 751 Franklin Ave (between St Johns Pl & Sterling Pl). We'll work for about two hours, and clean up as much as we can between Eastern Parkway to Atlantic and Classon to Nostrand.

If you cannot be there on Monday but would like to donate supplies (or $ to purchase supplies), we'll need:

Large Black Garbage Bags
Blue or Clear Recycling Bags
Sturdy Gloves
Litter Grabbers, Old brooms, and dust bins

And yeah, the weather is supposed to cooperate this year.
Hope to see you on Monday!

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