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On Monday, January 17th, Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service.
“Each year on MLK Day, we undertake community service projects. This year, MLK Day was about seniors helping seniors. In the morning, more than 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were assembled into brown bag lunches including hand-written notes of inspiration. These were distributed to the Barn Senior Center in Schaumburg and the Cedar Village in Schaumburg. Both of these senior centers serve low income seniors in the Schaumburg area,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, manager of lifelong learning and volunteer services for Friendship Village. “In the afternoon, we made fleece blankets for homeless senior dogs who have been rescued by Second City Canine Rescue.”
“Dr. King is quoted as having said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?' Our service projects are how we answer that question while paying tribute to this inspirational man," said Magdaleno. “We believe that the best way to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy is through volunteerism.”