Programs Partner for Martin Luther King Day

CLEARFIELD – In order to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 18, a “Day On, Not A Day Off,” RSVP of Clearfield County and the Volunteer Center of Clearfield County have partnered together again this year to organize a food drive for food pantries throughout Clearfield County. RSVP and the Volunteer Center are programs sponsored by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

The King Day of Service is a way to transform this federal holiday into community service that helps solve social problems. With so many individuals struggling with the economy, a food drive makes a big difference for many people and their families.

Participants include area Centers for Active Living, churches, schools, libraries and businesses. Area restaurants are being asked to sell and display a cut out paper hand or “Helping Hand” for each $1 donation they collect from patrons.

This is the second year RSVP and the Volunteer Center has sponsored a food drive for Martin Luther King Day. Last year, these two groups gathered over half a ton of food and over $1,400 which was split between the ten food pantries in Clearfield County.

Why not join in and help with this worthy cause? Call the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. at 814-765-2696, RSVP at 814-765-2226 or 1-800-225-8571 and ask to speak with someone from RSVP or the Volunteer Center.

RSVP is sponsored and partially funded by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Clearfield and DuBois United Way agencies, memorials and contributions.

The Volunteer Center of Clearfield County is sponsored as a community outreach effort by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and is funded through the Area Agency on Aging, national and state grants, and local contributions. The Volunteer Center of Clearfield County is a member of the Volunteer Centers of Pennsylvania and the HandsOn Network generated by the Points of Light Institute.

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