Unity Day will honor King, promote community service

Penn State New Kensington, in conjunction with the local community, is celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a daylong commemoration that includes a volunteer fair.

The Unity Day Non-Profit Volunteer Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, in the campus’ Forum Theatre and the main entrance lobbies. Charitable groups will set up booths to talk about the community service options available at the organizations. Faith in Action, Allegheny Food Bank and Allegheny Valley Association of Churches are a few of the organizations that will share volunteering options in the local community.

“The goal of the fair is to provide students and community members with volunteer opportunities by connecting them to local non-profit organizations,” said Theresa Bonk, director of student affairs at the campus.

After the fair, the campus’ third annual tribute to King’s life, Celebration of Unity, will continue into the evening. Activities include a panel discussion, presentations, pot luck dinner and lighting of the unity candle by members of the campus, community, local businesses and neighborhood churches. All events are free to the public.

Non-profits in the Alle-Kiski Valley are encouraged to participate in the fair to showcase their volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 724-334-6062.
 

 

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Last Updated January 14, 2013