Black River Technical College (BRTC) recently held a student giveback day sponsored by funds from a Martin Luther King Day (MLK Day) of Service mini-grant.
Event organizer Christina Derbes said, “Volunteers distributed 150 bags that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, and deodorant. The student giveback was a successful day of giving back to BRTC students.”
Students in Erin Faulkner’s Phlebotomy class also helped give back by stuffing the distributed bags.
According to Americorps.gov, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. For nearly 30 years, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact has increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.