Warm Up, DC – MLK Day Volunteer Project – January 20, 2014

Meridian’s local GSL team led a progressive service project to Warm Up, DC on Monday, January 20, 2014. In an effort to share resources with those hit hardest by the winter weather, volunteers collected, donated, and shared items to be distributed by Martha’s Table, which offers education, nutrition, clothing, and family support programs. As part of the Warm Up, DC campaign, there were multiple service projects and donation sites occurring along the U Street corridor, between 14th and 16th Streets, NW.

The day opened at DC institution Busboys and Poets with a kick-off celebration and the 2nd Annual Knit-in. Meridian’s Ambassador Stuart Holliday opened the event and welcomed President and CEO of Martha’s Table, Patty Stonesifer, and Presenting Sponsor Pepco’s Chris Taylor, Public Affairs Manager for the District of Columbia Region. Busboys’ Founder, Andy Shallal, joined the festivities and shared his vision for giving back on this important day of service.

Activities for the day also included a MLK Pro Bono Dream Lab at Meridian, a Storytelling Webinar, a Super Heroes Writing Workshop, and a Hero (Sandwich) Making Extravaganza.

Project summary

Warm Up, DC – MLK Day Volunteer Project – January 20, 2014
Number of Attendees: 100
Impact Areas: Civic Engagement, Volunteerism
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Private Sector, NGOs
Warm Up, DC!