MLK Service Project: JUST Play!
Hey Mustangs! Are you ready to do justice? Then let’s do it!
This year, in keeping with the theme “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere,” the King Arts Family has a unique opportunity to make a real difference in our community for the children who live at the YWCA emergency shelter. YWCA Evanston/North Shore has been working to eliminate racism and empower women in Evanston for almost 90 years. Their programs advance women and girls’ health, safety, and economic security and they fight to end racism. You might know them through the Flying Fish swim program, the annual Ricky Birdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, or the Stand Against Racism. They also partner with King Arts each year to teach youth healthy relationship skills, consent, and setting boundaries.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is building a new domestic violence shelter to serve more survivors and their children. Opening in April 2021, they will house more survivors in a beautiful, healing, trauma-informed space.
Do you know what they need for the new shelter? Well, everything really. Lots of kids will live there and they will need toys to make it feel like home. King Arts is raising money to purchase sensory toy panels to put in their new children’s playroom so all the kids will have something fun to do.
Here are some examples of wall-mounted sensory toy panels:
Please consider making a donation as a part of our school’s effort to work for justice and promote peace. While your donation may be contactless, the assistance that it provides will be truly felt by kids who need our help!