In the city of Milwaukee, there are close to 1,500 people who do not have a permanent place to call home. For this year's MLK National Day of Service, Toddlers and Kids on a Mission with join hands with Human Equality Love Project to create On the Go Bags to give to some of our Milwaukee neighbors who are homeless. On the Go Bags will not create a complete solution but they will provide temporary comfort especially during the brutal Milwaukee winter months.
PURPOSE: Our children will see that through teamwork, they can make a difference. By focusing on basic necessities for some of our most vulnerable Milwaukee citizens, children will extend dignity and respect to others. As a parent/caregiver, you will have a constructive response the next time you and your children cross paths with one of our homeless Milwaukee neighbors.
IMPACT: Recipients of our On the Go Bags will have some basic needs met but they will also be acknowledged as humans, deserving of respect like the rest of us.
ACTIVITIES: Families will listen to a read aloud pertaining to the topic, families will pack items in bags to create On the Go Bags, if they choose- families will be able to read other books together on the topic and also create a small craft project. Families can either choose to take home an On the Go Bag to keep in their car to hand out at some point OR families can leave the On the Go Bag at the event and we will donate the bags to Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge and they will be distributed through them.
DATE: Monday, January 15 10-11am
LOCATION: Great Hall, Christ Church Episcopal 5655 N Lake Dr Whitefish Bay WI Enter from the courtyard off Lake Dr. Street parking is available.
REGISTRATION: FULL We are thrilled by the amount of families who are ready to help our Milwaukee neighbors who are homeless! Please check out our future projects for more service opportunities. Reading Buddies for February is currently open for registration.
PARTICIPANT CAP: 40 families
AGES: All ages (this is a day off for some school districts)
OPTIONAL COST: Up to $25 per family. After registering, you will get an email from us with a specific items to bring to the event (example: Please bring 20 travel toothbrushes.). If you cannot spend $25, please let us know what works for you. Conversely, if you would like to bring more, please let us know. IF YOU CANNOT BE THERE BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, please email us and we will give you some items to purchase (thank you!).
QUESTIONS: Email Project Manager Lynn - firstname.lastname@example.org
**SPECIAL NOTE** There is a companion event to this project. Families with children ages 12 and older have been invited to pass out some of these bags with Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge on January 27. Check it out here.
Read more about how events at Toddlers and Kids on a Mission work here.
Link to last year's MLK National Day of Service On the Go Bag Pack here.