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May 26, 2010

It’s a day on, not a day off.

 

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community." In 2009 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined many organizations to help honor Dr. King’s legacy by declaring a National Day of Service and launching the website Serve.Gov.

Here at Think Creative, we have out own community service traditions: the “Day On.”

Once every quarter the Think crew gets out of the office and devotes a day to helping the community. We’re now in our third year of the Day On and have worked with some amazing organizations. Whether they need us to call BINGO or collect pencils, it feels good to be doing our part.

In The Past…

The Anthony House

The Anthony House is an organization that helps recovering addicts and alcoholics, providing them with the tools needed to build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. In April of 2007, we shut down the office and went to work for The Anthony House, creating a Hallway to Success to commemorate the progress and achievements of their residents.

Kinneret Apartments

The Kinneret Apartments of Orlando provide two apartment towers for 300 low-income seniors.  They are committed to providing a quality, life-enhancing residential experience fro their residents. In November of 2008, Think Creative delivered Thanksgiving meals to these homebound seniors.

Marks Street Center

Marks Street Center is a recreational facility where senior citizens can come together and play games, eat, and just enjoy each other’s company. And in October of 2008, the team played B-I-N-G-O and helped serve lunch at Marks Street Center. Diane showed her amazing talent of spinning the ping-pong balls!

Page 15

Page 15 provides reading and writing education for all students living and attending public school in Orlando. They provide a free after-school tutoring and creative writing workshops to enhance communication skills, encourage personal creativity, and inspire a lifelong passion for the language arts.  On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009, we held a supply drive to benefit this local youth literacy organization.

Friday May 28, 2010…

This Friday we will be working with the HOME Campus Beautification project. Helping Others Make the Effort is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing and life skills to homeless women and their children. HOME delivers four distinct program options, dependent on the individual family’s need and housing urgency. Come Friday morning, we will be helping the HOME organization with the continuation of keeping their campus beautiful!

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