Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day - Jan 18, 2021

Marting Luther King, Jr. Day is recognized on the third Monday in January each year.

 TIME for Kids | Remembering the March

GCC would like to take this oppurtunity to provide information on what this day means, and how you can get involved. 

This is a short video about the significant impact Martin Luther King, Jr. had on our country:

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/00000144-0a31-d3cb-a96c-7b3d4b0d0000

This article outlines a detailed timeline of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life:

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-resources/major-king-events-chronology-1929-1968

GCC faculty, staff, students and community members participated in reading the infamous 'I Have a Dream' speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.  The speech was recited in the original verbiage and can be watched here:

 

We would like to thank all those involved in making this project possible.  It was important to us to have representation to connect the college and the community and we could not have done it without each and every one of you.

How can you get involved?

It's easier than you think to make a difference in someone's life!  COVID has been particularily difficult for our at-risk population, so while we can't get together, here are some ideas of how you can help and still remain safe:

1.  Shovel your neighbor's driveway/sidewalk.

2.  Bring a meal to an elderly friend or family member.

3.  Donate blood - the Red Cross will be at the Ironwood Memorial Building on 1/20 and on the GCC Campus on 1/22.  Schedule your  appointment today by clicking here.

4.  Donate to the Connections project at GCC. We are looking for simple ways to brighten the day for our long-term care facility residents.  It could be cards and notes to residents generically written, cutting out snowflakes and/or hearts to hang inside, or stringing bird feeder garland to hang outside for the residents to watch the birds.  Projects can be dropped off in the President's Office at the college or call 906-307-1201 for more information.

5.  Donate to or volunteer at a local food bank.

6.  Pick up trash in your neigborhood.

7.  Make dog and cat toys to bring to H.O.P.E.

The ideas are truly endless and a million little things add up to greatness.  Go out of your way for your neighbors, as you never know the kind of impact you may have on someone.