MLK Day Project

Coming of Age organized and completed a 4-month long service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Since 1994, MLK Day has become a day of service to empower individuals to make a difference in their communities. Coming of Age/RSVP volunteers, advisory council members and Health & Human Services staff, and Coming of Age staff all participated in this year’s MLK Day of Service. 

In October 2018, Coming of Age volunteers from the Village Christian Apartments made “No-Sew T-shirt Totes” for the Travis County Health & Human Services Family Support Services Division. These t-shirt bags were given out to clients who visit the food pantry.

In November 2018, Coming of Age Board/Advisory Council members, Health & Human Services staff, and Coming of Age staff all donated Thanksgiving food baskets to low-income single mothers and seniors. 

The project culminated in January 2019 in time for MLK Day with a food drive benefiting and establishing the Elroy Food Pantry for seniors at the Elroy Community Center. Volunteers, community members,  HHS and Coming of Age staff,  and board/advisory council members all helped collect, sort and deliver the canned goods which can assist 224 families and more in the future.