Join the Hope Foundation for the 23rd Annual Community Day Event to support and promote Dr. Martin Luther Kings’s Legacy.
About Community Day
Community Day was established in 1996 by Dr. Edward R. Turner to support and promote Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by providing help, hope and aid for the less fortunate. This idea began to materialize when he, his wife, Carolyn Turner, and his congregation, took seven homeless men to breakfast one Sunday morning. “We told them we’d feed them again the next Sunday,” he said. “Seventy showed up, and the next Sunday it was more. Pretty soon, the restaurant bill grew to $1,300 and my advisers…said we’d have to do something.” It was then that they all realized that there were too many people needing food and clothing and they wanted to help. The following year the Turners’ and parishioner’s works branched outside of the church, turning into a wider community effort, carried out by varying community resource organizations, as well as individuals from all walks of life, faiths, and occupations.
How The Event Impacts The Community
During each Community Day, families can take as much food, clothing, and other resources, as they can carry away. Some families have left with enough food to last them for six months. Additionally, dozens of community organizations, from all over LA County, will offer information and assistance in the areas of health, employment, literacy, education, financial literacy, and more.
- Job Fair
- Business Expo
- Health Forum
- Youth Empowerment,
- Literacy Awareness
- Clothing Distribution
- Camp Can-Do
- Youth Empowerment for the kids
- Food Give-Away and Much Much More
For information about both events, contact Community Day Headquarters at (323) 752- 6525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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