MLK Day of Service

In News by Kim Eiffert


MLK Day of Service
January 18, 2021 
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is on Jan. 18, 2021, and  is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. We look forward to your engagement and accomplishments in Dr. King's memory.

Grace Avenue is offering ways to serve, that still allow for safe-distancing as projects can be done at home and dropped off at the church or completed online.

Come to the Grace Avenue Circle Drive from 10-Noon or 4:00-5:00 on January 18 with your donations and our staff will be there to greet you. 

The Grace On the Go Trailer will be open from 9:00-5:00 that day for additional donations when circle drive is not staffed.


Below are the donations and projects available on this Day of Service:


Donate to Frisco Fastpacs: - for children in our community
Our URGENT NEEDS are:
15oz can Vegetable
15oz can Fruit
15oz can Ravioli/Spaghettio’s
15oz Soup/Chili/Bean
Canned Tuna/Chicken/Sausages
You can shop, pay and ship directly to Fastpacs HERE
 
Winter Blessing Bag – will be delivered to area shelters
Put all items in a gallon zip lock bag and Bring to the church
Men’s/Women’s  socks L/XL
Bottle Water
New Adult tooth Brush
New Masks-any type
Band Aids -large
Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers
New Gloves & Warm Hats
 
Basic Needs Because we Care - will be delivered to area shelters
Bring items to the church
Packages of Men’s L/XL Underwear and Boxers
Packages of Women’s L/XL Underwear
Packages of new men’s and women’s  large crew socks
 
Food Pantry Drive – for our local food pantries
Bring Items to the church
peanut butter,
Jelly
spaghetti sauce
canned chicken/tuna
 
Refresh Frisco – refreshfrisco.org
This is a non-profit that provides hygiene essentials for students in need in our community.  Bring Items to the church and we will deliver. 
Hygiene items including full-sized, new/unopened shampoo, soap, toothpaste, feminine products (18 pack minimum), chapstick/lip balm, comb, brush, lotion, shaving cream, deodorant.

You can also shop online for Refresh Frisco HERE or make a financial donation HERE.
                                                                                                                                          
Notes of Appreciation, Encouragement, Care
People of all ages can create notes that express gratitude or connection for those in our community.  We will deliver to front-line workers and/or people who are in need of an encouraging word.
 
Blood Drive with Carter Blood Care - REGISTER HERE
Register today for our Blood Drive to be held on Jan 31 at the Church.