“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.
On Saturday, January 14, Giving Children Hope partnered with MiNDS Network for the third annual MLK Day volunteer event. “This day brings us together and brings our attention to those in need of service,” said Dr. Faisal Kazi, President/Treasurer of MiNDS Network. MiNDS Network is a nonprofit that provides free healthcare services to the underprivileged and uninsured. At the event Giving Children Hope’s We’ve Got Your Back families received free medical exams, basic needs items, flu shots, clothing, and so much more thanks to the organizations that participated. The families were so grateful for all the services and provisions available to them.
“It’s amazing to see volunteers of all ages come together and give back to the community in remembrance of this special day,” said Buena Park Mayor Beth Swift. Families were greeted by student volunteers as well as many organizations that are dedicated to helping those in need. Comforters, shoes, and household appliances were just a few of the items Giving Children Hope was able to giveaway at this event. Every year Giving Children Hope is motivated to continue to improve the wellbeing of our communities by hosting this event as a way of commemorating the great Martin Luther King Jr.
Special thanks to MiNDS, Shifa Clinic, Uplift Charity, American Muslim Health Professionals, AngelFire, Taller San Jose, Move More Eat Healthy, Fair Housing Foundation, America and Upward Bound, as well as student volunteers from Westminster High School. We are so thankful that you took the time to serve our families! Thank you Buena Park Mayor Beth Swift and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for your partnership and participation in this event for our community!