Monroe-area teens make GÇ¿a difference on MLK Day

Rather than taking the day of, more than 300 teen and adult volunteers spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering. Monroe area students volunteered at 14 service projects across Snohomish county, and locally at the Matthew House Thrift Store, where they sorted and organized donations.
Projects ranged from planting trees, park clean ups and assisting food banks and senior center.
"We look forward to the MLK Day of Service all year,GÇ¥ said Paulette Jacobson, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) director of Snohomish County, sponsored by Catholic Community Services. "Our Senior Corps volunteers work alongside teens, sharing their skills and experiences. This intergenerational match-up is fun for both the seniors and teens.GÇ¥
The annual day of service is a partnership between United Way of Snohomish County, YMCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services, Senior Corps-RSVP and United Parcel Service.


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