On Sunday, May 19, the Martin Richard Foundation will bring families and communities together in service at the annual Spring Service Day from 11am-4pm.
The theme for this year’s Spring Service Day is creating a better world for young people. Projects will focus on positively impacting youth populations who may find themselves in need of extra support. The mission of the Martin Richard Foundation — to help young people learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement — will be brought to life through several service projects managed and executed by young people, for young people.
For the first time, the Service Village portion of the Spring Service Day will be hosted at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Columbia Point, with several satellite projects throughout Dorchester that bring our volunteers directly to the sites that could use support. Representatives from service organizations including Hope and Comfort, School on Wheels, Wonderfund and Room to Grow will be in attendance.
In addition to a Service Village at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, satellite projects at Codman Square Library, the St. Ambrose Family Shelter, and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute will bring volunteers directly to sites that could use support.
Activities will include filling up backpacks, assembling emergency hero kits, making blankets, transforming community spaces, and more. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the organizations they are supporting, and the direct impact their work will have in the lives of young people.
To get more details on volunteering, contact Joe Katusich here.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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