3rd Annual Essential Needs Drive, Service Projects and MLK Day Poverty Action March
Monday January 20th 2014
Join us for a free breakfast at Bellingham High School at 10 am followed by the Poverty Action March 11 am on MLK Day.
Donate your new, non-perishable item during business hours at any of the following drop off sites after January 1, 2014:
Whatcom Volunteer Center, 301 W. Holly M-6.
Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1220 Bay St.
Why an Essential Needs Drive and Poverty Action March?
In 1968, only months before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference planned a Poor People’s March on Washington D.C. to bring attention to economic and social disparities for Americans living in poverty. (more here)
In this spirit, local organizations, churches and schools work together towards a simple, but practical goal: collect essential needs for our local providers whose supplies are depleted by the holiday season. See photos from the 2012 march here.