Poets Join Day of Service

January 17, 2018

Volunteers painting a wallWhittier College staff and students honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by partnering with local organizations during the 2018 MLK Day of Service. 

One group of volunteers headed to the Whittier Museum where they painted walls, doors, and hallways that needed a fresh, new look. They also helped the museum staff clear their holiday decorations and safely store them for next year. 

The other group visited the Brookdale Senior Living Home and played a few friendly rounds of bowling with some of the residents while cheering for each other and telling stories. 

“It was important to get involved in the day of service to be able to honor and abide by the philosophy of Dr. King,” said the Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion Jenny Guerra. “It is a day for us to be able to give back to our community and I hope this is just the beginning of a new tradition we can continue at Whittier.”  

With the motto to “make it a day on, not a day off” the Whittier College MLK Day of service inspired the volunteers to continue to be involved in the community. 

“Today was an excellent way for us to be a part to the community as a whole and be able to talk to people and try to give back a little bit,” said Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life Tiffany Boggs.