MCC students give back to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of the MCC softball team volunteer at Synergy Women’s Center.

Dozens of Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff donated their time during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 21.

Students spend time with residents at Primrose Retirement Community.

They volunteered to help several organizations including Franciscan Warehouse, Unleashed Pet Rescue, Connections to Success (services and support for people living in poverty), Primrose Retirement Community, Coldwater food pantry and clothes closet of Lee’s Summit, Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Hillcrest Thrift Store and Synergy (helping families in crisis).

The MCC community joined people across the country taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  Even though MCC campuses were closed Jan. 21, students and faculty made it a “day on” instead of a day off during the federal holiday.

Volunteering is a key part of MCC’s mission to serve communities.

For more pictures of our volunteers in action, check out this Facebook gallery.

Students pitch in at Hillcrest Thrift Store.