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Confluence Environmental Center


MLK Day of Service with Playworks NW

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Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. - Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday January 18th Confluence AmeriCorps Members and staff joined up with folks from Playworks NW in the basement of the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church to prepare for our day serving the community.

We started the day with a delicious breakfast spread and took some time getting to know each other. After an inspiring introduction from the planning committee, we divided into groups and headed off to four different senior living and memory care facilities. We made ourselves available to paint nails, make crafts, clean rooms, sing songs, play games and chat.

The MLK day planning committee: Xao, Jacob and Meredith

The MLK day planning committee: Xao, Jacob and Meredith

The day meant so many things to each participant, but hearing stories and being connected to an older generation was a universally powerful experience.

Thank you to Providence Irvington Village, Emerson House, Courtyard at Mt. Tabor, and Friendship Health Center for welcoming us in to spend the day with your residents.

Thank you also to Grand Central Bakery, Stumptown Coffee, and Zupans Markets for your generous donations