Martin Luther King holiday service event today at MLK Middle School

A community service day is scheduled to take place at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, located at 545 Hill Street, SE, Atlanta 30312, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012.

During the half day event, volunteers from Home Depot will participate in activities to beautify the school, including painting and cleaning. Volunteers from Morehouse College are sponsoring a health fair at the school.

Students will participate in service learning projects, including creating greeting cards for children in hospitals, along with participating in a food and clothing collection drive for various charitable organizations.

Other events taking place during the service day include workshops on stress-relief and financial literacy; creating signs for the community garden; and putting together packages for the families of veterans.

News media representatives are invited to cover this event.

Students from King Middle School on hand for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.

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