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ESSCA Week Of Service 2022

As we look forward to celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month, ESSCA invites you to please reflect on his call to give of ourselves and our time: “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

We look forward to serving through our partnership with community groups for the MLK Week of Service Jan 16th-Jan. 22nd and beyond. Social distancing and masking required for all in-person events.

Sunday, January 16, 10am-noon

Neighborhood cleanup. Meet at the East Silver Spring Elementary Parking lot. Trash bags provided.

Monday, January 17, 10am-noon

Join the ESS PTA, ESSCA, local Girl Scout troops, and others at the Church of the Ascension at 633 Sligo Ave in making donations of new, unused household items such as pots, plates, cutlery, pillows, sheets, towels, and more to families in need--including families newly arriving to our community from Afghanistan.

Tuesday, January 18

Help families displaced by fire at the Flower Branch Apartments. You can make a donation here.

Wednesday, January 19

Bagged Lunch and Casserole drive to benefit Shepherd’s Table. Please deliver donations to 737 Silver Spring Ave by 3pm and we’ll deliver to Shepherd’s Table. Instructions for bagged lunches and suggested casserole recipes are here.

Thursday, January 20

ESSCA Environment Committee meeting. Find out how you can contribute to keeping our public areas beautiful and healthy. Please register to receive a meeting Zoom link.

Friday, January 21

Reading List Day. Recommend a book, article, or website about building community, the spirit of public service, or anti-racism. Watch for details on our listserv and Facebook group.

Looking for other ways to serve? There are many other opportunities to volunteer available on the County’s volunteer site.


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