Fort Mill hosting Call to Service Day, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by serving local organizations

Fort Mill will be spotlighting seven area organizations that each need critical items for the populations they serve.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve,” the Town of Fort Mill is hosting its MLK Call to Service Day on Jan. 29, 2022.

The event had to be pushed back twice due to winter weather in the area.

Organizers ask residents to serve their community and honor Dr. King’s legacy by serving local organizations.

Fort Mill will be spotlighting seven area organizations that each need critical items for the populations they serve.

The organizations and the items they need include:

  • Adult Enrichment Center/Renew Memory Care: Requesting gift cards to Lowe’s or Walmart for supplies for clients with dementia
  • Bethel Men’s Shelter: Requesting men’s sweatshirts and sweatpants (all sizes); new or gently used sneakers (men’s sizes 10 and up)
  • Classroom Ready: Requesting new, high-quality, full-size backpacks
  • Fort Mill Care Center: Requesting cereal, oatmeal, grits, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter, jelly and granola bars
  • Historic Paradise Foundation: Requesting gift cards to Walmart to buy supplies for their after-school program
  • Palmetto Women’s Center: Requesting diapers (size 1 and larger) and baby wipes
  • York County Council on Aging: Requesting washing detergent, dishwashing liquid, jackets and scarves

Donations will be accepted on Monday, Jan. 17 from 8 a.m.-noon at Fort Mill Town Hall (200 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill).

Participants can leave donations in the marked boxes outside Town Hall on Jan. 17.

The town will post updates on social media if the event is moved due to inclement weather forecast on Sunday.

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