Hope Worldwide gears up for MLK Weekend of Service

January 4, 2013 by  

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to participate in a variety of service projects in Irvine and surrounding communities in preparation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Orange County Church of Christ is hoping for 300 volunteers this year to assist with projects from January 19 – 21.

Mercy House in Fullerton offers shelter to the homeless during cold weather and needs volunteers from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 20 to assist with participant sign in, getting the shelter ready and to pass out supplies and food. Volunteers must be over age 10. Mercy House in Santa Ana also needs volunteers from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, January 21.

The Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers from 9:00 am – 11:00 am on Monday, January 21 to harvest crops at the food bank’s field in Irvine. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families.

Giving Children Hope also needs volunteers aged 18 and older from 9:00 a.m. – noon on Monday, January 21, 2013 to help sort medical supplies to be shipped for disaster relief.

At Lincoln Elementary School, volunteers can help paint a map of the United States on the blacktop from 10:00 a.m. – noon on Monday, January 21.

Lastly, the Think Together Book Doctors needs volunteers from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on the Monday. This organization repairs and cleans books for donation to schools and children in need. With so many volunteers sought, digital business cards could make staying in touch with volunteers and charity organizations easier.