My favorite thing to do is volunteer. I love to help those in need and whatever I can do to participate in helping someone out, I do.
I participated in an event called A Day Made Better in which I collected school supplies for a school in Pontiac. It was an awesome experience and I will never forget the look on the teachers face when he opened the box to reveal a full box of supplies for him and his students. It was a priceless moment.
American Express, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and City Year Detroit are bringing together the community to celebrate diversity on Martin Luther King Day – Monday, Jan. 18 – at Osborn High School on Detroit’s eastside from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Students from Osborn and City Year will work to create welcome kits for Freedom House Detroit, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking legal shelter in the United States and, in turn, will learn about immigrants in the their area through an informative presentation.
In addition, community members are invited to participate in a beautification effort at Osborn that was started in the fall. Volunteers will work on a variety of revitalization projects including painting classrooms and travel-related murals and creating a study area for students.
Volunteers can register for MLK Day service projects at www.liveunitedsem.org.