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UNITE
Monday, January 15th, 2018

9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Registration begins @ 9:15 am
Dutcher Community Room,
Saratoga Springs Public Library

 

Community Building through Community Service
(Day of Service)

 
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,
”What are you doing for others?”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

On-site service projects at the library (all ages welcome):

The MoonCatcher Project
This project provides free, reusable, washable menstrual pads to girls in impoverished countries worldwide to help keep them in school during menstruation. Come help us make these pads. You don't need to know how to sew. There are jobs for men, women and children. Bring a sewing machine, scissors, or just yourself. We'll provide everything else.

  • Bring new, unopened packages of disposable pads and tampons for girls in homeless shelters in Saratoga to make school attendance possible for girls here at home.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios 
Come create a collective mural that will be hung in a collective space in our community where it can give joy and inspiration.  Project will also continue all week long at their studio

thinkpeace workshop
Honor the legacy and inspirational vision of Dr. King. Join thinkpeace workshop to engage in the Facing Difference Challenge. Together we'll create self-portraits, learn about others, share what makes us different and celebrate what makes us global citizens. The art we create will benefit programs helping youth on different sides of conflict build peace.

Youth Squared and SHYFT
Help to put together shelter bags for Puerto Rican children.  Participants will be able to sign a small card to tuck inside the bag. The completed bags will then be delivered to Centro Civico in Albany later in the week, who will ship them directly to Puerto Rico.

Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs
Community knitting -- “Knitting for those in need of warmth." All ages and levels of experience welcome.

 

OFF-site service projects

Registration REQUIRED at the library, beginning @ 9:15 am

Temple Sinai
Baking challah/bread rolls for our community luncheon through the Bread and Torah Project.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga
Onsite paint job at their office for 8-10 adults from 9 am-12 noon. Contact person is Michelle Larkin

Code Blue / Shelters of Saratoga
Playing boards games with guests and building relationships and/or assembling care packages for future guests.

Wesley Community Center for Seniors
Join residents to do an art project and/or write messages of hope to those that use Code Blue.