City Announces Grants for Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Projects, Urges Residents to Honor Dr. King through Volunteerism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 19, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington Department of Community and Family Resources, 349.3471

Mary Tourner, Chair, City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 327.7374

City Announces Grants for Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Projects, Urges Residents to Honor Dr. King through Volunteerism

Bloomington, Ind. - Mayor Mark Kruzan announced today that the City of Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission has awarded grants totaling $29,000 to local organizations for "A Day On! Not A Day Off" volunteer service projects. Mayor Kruzan urges local residents to honor Dr. King by participating in one of the day's many community-centered activities.

"Martin Luther King, Jr., Day presents an excellent opportunity for us to enhance our community through collaboration," Kruzan said. "We are pleased to announce our grant recipients for the 2014 King holiday, 'A Day ON! Not A Day Off.'

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and Service for Peace provided the City grants of $12,000 and $17,000, respectively. All those funds are being awarded to local groups to help them acquire the materials and supplies volunteers will use during the 2014 day of service and subsequent "40 Days of Peace."

The groups receiving funds and the amounts are included in the table below. Additional volunteer service projects that did not request project funding are also taking place. For more information and a list of service projects, please go to http://bloomington.in.gov/mlk or contact Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator in the Department of Community and Family Resources, at 349.3471.

Name of Organization and Project Amount

21st Century Scholar Corps - Community Care Kits

$ 500.00

Area 10 Agency on Aging - Focus on Food Pantry for Folks at Home

$ 455.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana - Bowl for Kids' Sake Outreach

$ 750.00

Bloomington Community Orchard - Bloomington Community Orchard "Birds and the Bees" Day of Service

$ 340.00

Bloomington High School South - Make Water Your Valentine

$ 350.00

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. - Growing the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead's Volunteer Food Production

$ 200.00

Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project - MLK Day Restoration Session

$ 150.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Unit - Boys & Girls Clubs MLK Celebration - Crestmont

$ 500.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Ellettsville - Boys & Girls Clubs MLK Celebration - Ellettsville

$ 500.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Lincoln Street - Boys & Girls Clubs MLK Celebration - Lincoln Street

$ 1,000.00

Bring Hanah Home, Inc. - Feed our Furry Friends Food Event w/Area 10 On Aging

$ 500.00

Centerstone - Health and Recovery Fair

$ 500.00

Chi Alpha Epsilon Academic Honor Society - Shalom Community Center Shopping Spree

$ 400.00

Community Kitchen/McDoel Neighborhood Association - Health Kits For Kids

$ 500.00

Creek/Love Classroom Rogers Elementary - Acts of Service Inspired by Martin Luther King and Willie Wonka

$ 1,000.00

Dance for Parkinson's Disease Bloomington - Dance for King and Community

$ 80.00

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Bloomington Alumnae Chapter - Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

$ 800.00

District 10 Probono Project - Talk To A Lawyer Today

$ 370.00

FASE Advisory Board - Cover Bloomington

$ 750.00

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Stairwell Mural Project

$ 500.00

Girl Scouts of Monroe County - Girl Scouts Give

$ 650.00

Girls Inc. of Monroe County - Program Center Renovation Project

$ 500.00

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore - ReStore ReVamp

$ 500.00

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Inc. - Habitat for Humanity MLK Service Project

$ 1,000.00

Harmony School - Harmony School Social Action Day: A Day On Not A Day Off

$ 1,000.00

Hillel at Indiana University - Hillel Mitzvah Day

$ 400.00

Hoosier Hills Food Bank - Hoosier Hills MLK Service Day 2014

$ 1,500.00

Indiana Youth Musicians - Whistle While You Work

$ 500.00

Interfaith Winter Homeless Shelter c/o First United Church - Purchase of Bus Passes

$ 500.00

IU DEMA Office of Diversity Education - Annual MLK Unity Summit

$ 1,000.00

Middle Way House Inc - Feathering Our Nest With Volunteers

$ 1,000.00

Monroe County Parks and Recreation - Adopt a Stream

$ 450.00

Monroe County Public Library - A Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

$ 500.00

Monroe County Youth Council (Asset Building Coalition of Monroe County) -

Recipe for a Leader: Youth Leadership Day

$ 400.00

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard - Community Garden and Food Pantry Service Project

$ 500.00

Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe, Quilter's Comfort, Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts and Indiana Holistic Health Network - Celebrate the Power of Words

$ 45.00

People and Animal Learning Services - PALS Sensory Trail Build

$ 500.00

Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinic - Doorhanger Distribution

$ 400.00

Protective Order Assistance Partnership (POAP) - Monroe, No More: Monroe County Says No More to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

$ 400.00

RSVP 55+ - Tech Day

$ 100.00

Shalom Community Center - Diaper Give-Away Project

$ 500.00

Monroe County NAACP Youth Council - Social Graces Workshop

$ 500.00

St. Mark's United Methodist Church - St. Mark's MLK Day of Service

$ 700.00

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project (a project of Boxcar Books, Inc.) -

MLK Day Pack-a-thon

$ 500.00

The Project School - The Project School Care Packages Project for Shalom Community Center

$ 1,000.00

The Salvation Army - Day of Vision

$ 500.00

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, VIPS-Bloomington - Tactile Books for Visually Impaired Infants and Toddlers

$ 500.00

Volunteers For Change - Neighborhood Food Canvass for Hoosier Hills Food Bank

$ 1,000.00

Volunteers in Medicine - Chart Assembling

$ 500.00

WFHB Bloomington Community Radio - 40 Languages of Peace

$ 610.00

Windfall Dancers, Inc. - Windfall Work Day

$ 300.00

Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County - YSB Garden Program

$ 400.00

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