The Village of Deerfield invites everyone to participate in a Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2017, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event kicks off the third year of Give Where You Live – Deerfield, a year-round giving campaign spearheaded by Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal to help link volunteers to local community service opportunities.
Today through January 16, the Village will be collecting socks, travel size hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, tissue, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), water bottles, gift cards, healthy snacks, and other supplies for the local homeless population. Collection boxes can be found in the Deerfield Village Hall lobby and the Deerfield Police lobby, 850 Waukegan Road.
On Monday, January 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Village Hall volunteers will have a variety of service projects available, appropriate for all ages, to benefit our area homeless. Volunteers are needed to collect and sort items, assemble gift bags, write letters and cards, along with other activities.
In the words of Martin Luther King Junior, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Start 2017 by helping make someone’s life a little better and brighter.