MLK Day service opportunity

Monday, January 16th, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. How will you be spending it? Do you get the day off? I’ll be at a service workday for the Backpack Lunch Program. The program provides weekend lunches for children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends, when no school lunch is available. If you’re in PDX and looking for something to do, come and help us pack lunch sacks for the kids we serve at Woodlawn and King Schools. After packing lunches, there’s a short program with folk singing and honoring Dr. King. The Day Old Pastries, my music group, will be leading the singing, so I’ll be there with guitar in hand. Last year we packed about 580 weekend lunch sacks for kids at risk of hunger — just about equal to a month’s sacks that we need for the two schools. The event is at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, NE 15th and Dekum Street, from 1-3 p.m. Hope to see you there!

(backpack logo copyright Jill Penney)

So what’s up, knit-wise? I’m working on a little project. Yesterday Lorajean dropped off these colors, and I’ll be picking one for this project. I’ve already knitted a sample with some yarn I had here, so I know where this is going. I love it when the knitting cooperates with the vision the first time around…


8 responses to “MLK Day service opportunity

  1. Oh my gosh … they are pretty colors! Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

    MLK day will be a vacation day for us — we’ll be doing a bit of photography.

  2. MLK day is a vacay day for me. I’ll be meeting with a couple of appraisers for a refi for the house. And hopefully moving into my new sewing/knitting/craft studio. 🙂

  3. If I can get the kids down for their nap I’d love to sneak away and participate!

  4. Love the colors!
    No vacation day for me – just normal work schedule.

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