The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport, RI recently hosted a family Luau as part of its Healthy Family Dinner series.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is seeking collections for the holiday season.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is in need of donations for the growing number of baskets they provide to families in need. Alyson Novick, of the MLK Center, said collections are down this year despite the fact that they are providing more baskets than years past. They will provide baskets for about 190 families. Novick said the pantry especially needs canned sweet potatoes, canned cranberry sauce and $10, $15 or $20 gift cards to local supermarkets. Once the pantry exhausts its supply of turkeys, families are given gift cards to purchase them. Distribution will run from Nov. 19 -21. The pantry will also provide for Christmas from Dec. 19-21. “We understand that our community is giving so …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The MLK Center is holding a PB&J drive throughout the month of May. Help out by dropping off peanut butter and jelly at any of their donation sites.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is holding a peanut butter and jelly drive throughout the month of May. “A sandwich is an easy thing to take for granted, but one of the greatest benefits of the PB&J to a food pantry, is the longevity of the ingredients. Jars of peanut butter and jelly last considerably longer than other foods, which is critical when stocks are running low. Not to mention their almost universal taste appeal. For this reason, during the entire month of May, the Center is holding a peanut butter and jelly drive to help replenish our pantry and have some fun doing it,” the center’s website says. The community can also donate at Shaw’s, Shop and Shop, Clement’s Market, as well as several other sites around …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The center celebrated local residents and organizations during its annual Keeper of the Dream awards.
More than 100 community members gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s for the Keeper of the Dream and Annual Meeting celebration last Thursday evening. The Center honored Keepers of the Dream Emlen and Liz Drayton; Corporate Keeper of the Dream the Atlantic Beach Club and Pavilion; and Volunteers of the Year Bob and Liz Mastin, as those who best exemplify the ideals of Dr. King and the mission of the Center. The honorees were lauded for their passion for equality and justice, promotion of the Center and its work in the community, and a commitment to creating opportunities for those needing advocates. Each honoree received special recognition from United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Rhode Island Attorney …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A look at what's happening in and around Newport today.
The Preservation Society of Newport County will present the lecture “Highlights from the Preservation Society Archives” at 11 a.m. at the Preservation Society offices. Collections Manager Miranda Peters will present a collection of archival prints, drawings, photographs, and more, including photos from the constructions of The Breakers, rare views of The Elms gardens, and photos from the filming of The Great Gatsby. Admission is free for society members and $5 for non-members. The Newport Historical Society will host a Winter Library Workshop at its Touro Street location from 1 to 2 p.m. The workshop will teach people how to research the history of their home, neighborhood, family or other Newport interest using the Newport Historical …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The check was awarded Tuesday morning.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center now has an additional $10,000 to help combat hunger in Newport County. The center received the donation on Tuesday from Taste of the NFL, a Minneapolis-based group that raises awareness and money for hunger relief organizations.The organization is awarding donations this year to hunger relief organizations chosen by its Board of Directors. Director Christopher E. Clouser, who also serves as chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, selected the MLK Center. “Thanks to the generosity of Taste of the NFL, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to be able to support our neighbors here in Newport,” Clouser said in a release. “Every little bit can help, and the Dr. …