Goodwin House Residents Honor MLK on Day of Service

Residents of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads serve others on MLK Day. (Photo courtesy Finn Partners Washington DC)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized by the federal government as a day of service. It is the only holiday in the country designated as such. Since its first observance 35 years ago, people have helped their fellow citizens to carry on the legacy of a man who not only fought for Black equality but made public service an integral part of his life.

Residents of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads serve others on MLK Day. (Photo courtesy Finn Partners Washington DC)

Yesterday, residents at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads honored Dr. King by participating in various acts of volunteerism. To keep everyone safe, masks were required and social distancing protocols followed.

Residents of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads serve others on MLK Day. (Photo courtesy Finn Partners Washington DC)

Some activities included writing letters to military service members,  knitting socks for the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, making sweaters for children through Knit for Kids, and assembling bags of produce for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

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