MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Community Outreach Service Project

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” With this sentiment in mind, the GPPN Community Outreach Committee is proud to support the Grant Park Conservancy’s MLK Day Service Project on January 19th.  This family-friendly project welcomes children and adults of all ages to work together to keep Grant Park beautiful and healthy.  From 9am to noon, volunteers will spread mulch created at the Conservancy’s “Bring One for the Chipper” event as well as remove limbs, debris and trash from the area.

The GPPN Community Outreach committee will be creating a specific opportunity for parents and children under the age of 5 starting at 10am. We will spread mulch until 11am and then we’ll have drinks and snacks ready for the kids to enjoy after our hard work.  Please arrive by 10am so we can welcome everyone, talk about what we’ll be doing and discuss safety. For those who feel like they can serve longer, please feel free to arrive at 9am for the full service project.


Grant Park Conservancy MLK Project Day Event Details:

  • DateJanuary 19, 2015
  • Time9am to 12pm (GPPN group meeting from 10am – 11am)
  • Location: South end of the Boulevard parking lot
  • Supplies: Please dress appropriately (layers, closed-toe shoes) and bring work gloves if you have them. The Conservancy will provide gloves but they won’t be as nice as what you might have at home. Don’t forget your water bottle! And if you have a wheelbarrow to spare, please bring one, we could use extras. Other tools will be provided.
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