"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers". ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Oslo, Norway, 1964.
Monday marked the 21st year that organizations in Summit have come together to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by holding activities designed to honor his legacy. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others, organized by Shaping Summit Together, is a "day on" where people can choose to volunteer from a wide variety of activities being offered throughout the city. Once again, we spent the morning making greeting cards out of recycled materials to be handed out to hospital patients on Valentine's Day.
Despite the frigid temperatures, over 60 people passed through the Stackhouse Education Center. Some stayed for a short while, just long enough to make 1 card while others camped out for the duration of the program creating multiple masterpieces! It was heartwarming to see children, teens, and even adults carefully selecting materials to make something special for someone who may need a little cheering up.
Thank you to all those that took the time to join us in this outpouring of good will and cheer. The atmosphere in the Education Center was so positive an upbeat; people truly seemed to enjoy and feel good about what they were doing. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
"It really boils down to this: all life is interrelated. We are all caught in the inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affect all indirectly." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham City, Jail, 1963.