MLK Day of Service Events 2019

911 Angels and Phoenix Uplift partnered together to give out home fire extinguishers and registered parents to receive identification packets for their children. The day before at a local church, kids got a chance to meet members of the fire department, tour a fire truck and learn about fire safety.

Janice Starling Williams and Daryl Humphrey of All Kidney Patient Group were on hand giving out kidney health awareness information, blood pressure monitors, scales, first aid kits and information on organ donating.

Fresh off a financial literacy workshop conducted at Jordan Park Apartments, the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. were at Tropicana Field giving out financial literacy information along with the Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas, Inc., who were distributing energy efficient lightbulbs after a beautification project targeting elderly resident’s homes.

On Jan. 13, the Pinellas County Urban League conducted an Art for the Soul workshop at Painting with a Twist for youths ages 8-14 to help them explore their artistic abilities. They created their artist view of Dr. King’s dream, which also taught them to communicate their feelings and ideas through art.

On Friday, Jan. 18Midtown Celebrity Club delivered foodstuffs to restock the pantry at Fisher House, an organization that provides housing for families of veterans when their loved one is in the hospital. Also, residents at Paulette’s Place, a residential home for people living with a mental illness, put together personal care kits for the homeless on Saturday, Jan. 19. Paulette Jones conducted both projects.

The Pinellas County Urban League’s Young Professionals partnered with the Urban League’s Guild to provide an interactive, healthy cooking demonstration for residents at Jordan Park Apartments, who were given the ingredients to recreate the meal at home. Later at Tropicana Field, enlisted chefs Dwayne McCray and Romello Clarke cooked the same healthy and economic turkey chili made with brown and wild rice, avocados, kidney, garbanzo and black beans.

The Pinellas County Urban League’s Young Professionals partnered with the Urban League’s Guild to provide an interactive, healthy cooking demonstration for residents at Jordan Park Apartments, who were given the ingredients to recreate the meal at home. Later at Tropicana Field, enlisted chefs Dwayne McCray and Romello Clarke cooked the same healthy and economic turkey chili made with brown and wild rice, avocados, kidney, garbanzo and black beans.

The GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club and GFWC St. Petersburg Junior Woman’s Club distributed almost 3,500 personally curated books across St. Petersburg throughout Jan. “Books Across St. Petersburg,” a joint project to promote literacy equality in St. Petersburg, culminated with a book giveaway at Tropicana Field.

Harvest is Ripe Outreach gave out personal hygiene products and nonperishable food to the homeless population. Earlier that morning, the group conducted a workshop and brunch for both adults and children at the James B. Sanderlin Center centered on homelessness, abuse and low self-esteem.

The Keep Hope Alive foundation gave out information about the chronic condition known as fibromyalgia. On Jan. 25, they will complete their project with a Painting with a Twist party, and an exercise workshop that will help strengthen sufferers of fibromyalgia mentally, physically and emotionally.

Legacy-56 was on hand giving out information to help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline using reading and cultural literacy. In partnership with American Stage, they conducted workshops on Jan. 19 that offered unique exposure to relevant literature, statistics, theater arts and resources promoting the importance of cultural literacy.

 

On Jan. 8, Next STEPP Pregnancy Center introduced mothers to service providers who helped them learn how to care for themselves and their child before and after delivery. Pregnant women gathered at the All Children’s Hospital Health Education Center to understand and build a system of social support that improves maternal well-being.

Daphne Mitchell, president and CEO of Workforce Solutions of TampaBay, Inc. held an employability skills seminar Jan. 17, and on Monday at Tropicana Field, she handed out job handbooks that will help the unemployed find work. Julian Netter sees Workforce Solutions as a resource in his quest to find employment.

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