The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive is a Thursday Network’s annual event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. During the month of January, communities within DC, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County will be asked to donate items and funds to create care packages for housing unstable residents. On January 21, we will host a package assembly event to create care packages and deliver to people in need. Volunteers will assist in creating packages that consist of blankets, snacks, deodorants, feminine hygiene products (i.e., tampons and pads, for women), floss, shampoo, conditioner, hair items, toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, and words of encouragement). This year’s goal is to deliver 1,200 packages to people in need throughout DC, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.
Donations can be dropped off during any Thursday Network event. Monetary donations are accepted through the MLK Blanket & Toiletries donation link (http://thursdaynetwork.org/donate).