Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Wellington
Since 1994 the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday has been a national day of service. On Jan. 16, Wellington will be having its first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, an opportunity for residents to give back to their community and earn volunteer service hours.
All projects will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington.
Teens and adults are urged to sign up to volunteer to beautify Village Park, assisting with various landscaping and clean-up efforts. Volunteers should be 14 or older to participate and must wear appropriate outdoor attire - including sneakers. Wellington encourages those seeking community service hours to take part in this event.
In addition, families with younger children who wish to give back can volunteer to assist Hugs and Kisses, a local nonprofit organization that transforms old buttons into unique bracelets to raise money for cancer patients with financial needs. Volunteers can assist with cleaning, sorting and preparing the buttons to be made into jewelry.
To volunteer call volunteer coordinator Kim Henghold at 561-791-4137 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.