Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service



Gateway Technical College is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Day of Service associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A National Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day is widely considered a day on, not a day off. Communities in all 50 states encourage residents to engage in volunteer work. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about and invest in the communities in which we all live and work. It offers an opportunity for the community to come together to really connect with the spirit of service, engagement, and conversation. Join Us!

Each of Gateway Technical College's three campuses host projects related to supporting families in foster care. Bring or join a team of 6 to learn about the foster system in our region while completing tasks which can include:

- Packing hygiene kits for youth in crisis
- Creating a fleece scarf
- Completing a no-sew tie blanket
- Sorting books
- Assembling Financial Literacy Kits
- Packing hygiene kits for youth in crisis
- Creating a fleece scarf
- Completing a no-sew tie blanket
- Sorting books
- Assembling Financial Literacy Kits

All Day: Participants can schedule to spend all 4-hours by putting motivational labels on the tennis canisters, sorting the book donations, and assembling financial literacy kits.

From 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, groups of 6 start in 1-hour shifts (which start every 30 minutes) to complete the tasks at each of these stations. We expect to be able to pack 250 hygiene kits per campus, 100+ scarves per campus, and 50+ blankets. All items will be distributed to local foster family support organizations in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.

Sponsorships are needed! If you are interested in sponsoring an activity, station, or other aspects of the day, please contact Madeline Carrera at 262-564-3138.

All donations will go to support Foster Families in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. We would like to thank our community partners at PSG-CIP, and Kenosha County, Racine County, and Walworth County.

Registration to GivePulse is not required, however, you must register for a project prior to the start of the Day of Service. Due to the scope of the projects, if you do not register in advance, we may not be able to provide you an opportunity for volunteering the day of. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We look forward to joining you in service to our community!

This event is generously supported by Gateway Technical College students, faculty, and staff, Gateway Technical Education Association (GTEA), the Carrera Family Thrivent Action Team, TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union (Kenosha), Educator's Credit Union, State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, United Way of Kenosha County, and SecureFutures of Milwaukee.

The MLK Day of Service Planning Committee sends our gratitude to you for supporting this event and our Foster Families!
Alicia Cerdas
Blanca Villarreal
Carrie Parworth
Eileen Devine
Jomarie Coloriano
Kailee Dunker
Katie Lohre
Keeshia Jones
Madeline Carrera
Robbin Vester
Stacey Jenrette
Stacey Malacara
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