A Day of Progress - MLK Service Day

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 4.22.15 PMOn Saturday, January 16, Serve Denton, the City of Denton and Target partnered together to host MLK Service Day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. This day was full of community and progress for the City of Denton. Volunteers from around Denton County built bleachers for Fred Moore Park at the Civic Center and renovated nearly every room at The Wheeler House, a transitional home for moms and children in a housing crisis. There were over 100 volunteers who helped make MLK Service Day a reality.

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 4.22.21 PMThese projects were all made possible because of an $8,000 grant from Target. The grant money also went toward purchasing a smoker for Fred Moore Park and an insulated screen for Denton City County Day School. Target sent a handful of their employees to volunteer, and because of MLK Service Day, Target reached its one million annual volunteer hours goal.

At The Wheeler House, the family room was given a full makeover to create a homier space for the moms and children staying there. The hallway, foyer, office, and kitchen were given a fresh coat of paint, and some rooms were given chair rails to protect the walls.