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6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mitzvah Day of Service

The 6th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Mitzvah Day of Service

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr looking off with hands clasped


Monday, January 20, 2020
The Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

9:30 A.M. Free light breakfast
10:00 A.M. Program starts promptly
11:30 AM Workshops and service opportunities,

Special activities for children.
Bystander Intervention and De-escalation training;
Importance of census for community funding, voting, & Job possibilities–
2020CENSUS.GOV then look for jobs on the site.
Climate Change; Immigration issues;
Women’s Issues—Equal Rights Amendment & Domestic Violence

Please bring these needed donations:
• Non-perishable canned or packaged food (NO glass bottles) for our food pantries.
• New children’s books, ages 3-8, for Elmhurst Hospital Auxiliary Pediatric Reach Out and Read Program
• Coat Drive

Keeping the dream alive, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service which honors his life and his teachings of justice through the principles of nonviolence. Mitzvah Day is held in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world by reaching out to others in their hour of need and enriching their lives and the community.

For more information or to volunteer contact Peggy Heeney at 718-803-0060 x119 or
On weekends, Eileen Pentel, 718-569-1887 also check

Participating organizations: Kehillat Tikvah: a Jewish Community of Hope; Community United Methodist Church; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church/Lion’s Share Food Pantry; The Renaissance Charter School; Jackson Heights Beautification Group; Women for Afghan Women; Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; The Jewish Center of Jackson Heights; State Senator Jessica Ramos Council Member Daniel Dromm; Friends of Diversity Plaza; JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging); St. Pat’s for All Parade; New Visions Democratic Club; Make The Road NY; Queens STEM Career Women, Inc; The Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network; Malkhut; Assembly member Catalina Cruz; Brooklyn Queens NOW; Connetcing.NYC Inc; State Assembly Member Michael DenDecker; Ethical Humanist Society of Queens; and other members of the Jackson Heights Community