The 2018 A Day of Service MEGA Kingfest | North Little Rock

The 2018 A Day of Service MEGA Kingfest

What's happening?

*Band Showcase *Car Show *Vendor Showcase

Special appearances and performances by Miss Arkansas 2017 Maggie Benton and The Arkansas Repertory Theater

2018 MEGA KINGFEST, North Little Rock High School, 1:00 PM, In partnership with North Little Rock School District and the Arkansas Department of Education. Doors open at 12:00 PM. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission works tirelessly to promote understanding and acceptance of nonviolence and human equality as a way of building community among all Arkansans. As a state agency, the Commission has hosted programs in all areas of the state and assisted several towns like Harrison, Arkansas in rebranding their city’s image toward becoming a more welcoming town. Service Components Provided on King Holiday. Since the Commission’s restructuring in 2008, the Commission has developed a service-driven vision. Each year the Commission hosts the official state King Holiday observance “A Day of Service, A Day On, Not A Day Off.” The Day of Service has been coined the largest event in the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cheap Tickets, a national ticket outlet announced the Commission’s “A Day of Service” MEGA KINGFEST as the fourth largest destination in the country for volunteerism over the King Holiday weekend. Under the leadership of DuShun Scarbrough who serves as its Executive Director, the Commission has provided thousands of hours of volunteer opportunities for organizations and youth across the state. Throughout the year, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission travels the state providing volunteer opportunities through community service to underserved areas.

A Day of Service Community Service Projects

Contributions to Yoga Warriors Project for Colon Cancer Awareness
Contributions to The STAND Foundation
Partnerships with The Arkansas Black History Commission, The North Little Rock History Commission, The Arkansas State Archives, The STAND Foundation
Free Haircuts for Veterans and At-Risk Families
Coats for Kids with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arkansas

Free Bus Rides in partnership with Rock Region Metro The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will team up with Rock Region Metro to host free bus rides throughout the Central Arkansas region. “The goal is to get citizens out to events and community service to honor Dr. King’s legacy and also a way to provide transportation outreach to at-risk individuals so that they can attend the 2018 MEGA KINGFEST to take advantage of health screens, free haircuts, and hygiene kits.”
“Pack a Purse” for Homeless Shelters
Safe Driving Initiative in partnership with State Farm
Funding the Dream Youth Oratorical Contest providing AR529 Savings Plan for youth in partnership the Dennis Milligan, The Arkansas State Treasurer
Highway Safety and Security workshops in partnership with the Arkansas State Police
Statewide Community Cleanups
Service Vendor Showcase
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Canned Food Drive
Coats for Kids with Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Free School Supplies
Job Fair
Pro Bono Legal Services
Mental Health Counseling
Job and Economic Development Fair
Business Start-up counseling with Little Rock SCORE
Free car washes
Free makeovers
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Veteran Benefits Council

CPR Demonstrations
Free Tax Assistance in partnership with H&R Block
Fair Housing Authority
Re-Entry Services
Public Health Education
Disability Advocacy and Awareness Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services SNAP
Healthy Snacks for Youth
Free Meals for At-Risk
Free Haircuts
Free Phones
Job Counseling
Dental Hygiene
Health and Hygiene Kits
Preventative Health Screenings

When?

Monday, January 15th 2018 12:00pm

Where?

North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center
101 West 22nd Street
72114 North Little Rock

Host:

Eventbrite, North Little Rock

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