On Monday, January 21, a contingency of folks from St. Benedict traveled to Joliet Central High School to participate in Joliet's Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.
“The MLK Day of Service is 16-year tradition in the Joliet-area community, drawing between 750 to 1,000 volunteers who complete service projects for organizations throughout the community,” said Ericka Williams, MLK Day Co-Chair. “It is an event for all ages where families can volunteer sided-by-side. Whatever the age or ability, there is a project for everyone as we make our community stronger while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Projects included painting, cleaning, organizing, office work, making blankets for the homeless, decorating valentines for veterans and much more. The crew from St. Benedict helped put together blessing bags for Bag Ladies Outreach in the Joliet area and then returned to St. Benedict to fill our own blessing bags as a part of our Linda's Matthew's Ministry.