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31.01.2024 18:01 Age: 80 days

One Forsyth: MLK Week of Service


 

 

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA, January 9, 2024 – The Forsyth County Chamber’s OneForsyth initiative is providing local businesses and residents with the opportunity engage in a “week on” instead of a “day off” by participating in a community-wide MLK Week of Service, presented by SYENSQO. The program coincides with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held on Monday, January 15, 2024.

 

The annual MLK Week of Service encourages the business community to participate in a corporate challenge, joining colleagues together to engage in local service projects identified by notable non-profit entities. Additionally, the initiative provides opportunities for civic organizations, congregations, families and individuals to complete service projects together, even offering DIY projects that can be completed at home or inside the workplace from Thursday, January 11th to Thursday, January 18th, 2024.

 

This Week of Service will include a celebration event, hosted by the Forsyth YMCA (located at 6050 Y Street in Cumming) on the MLK holiday, Monday, January 15th, from 2 to 3:30 PM. All volunteers and community members are invited to attend, register for an onsite service project and learn more about local non-profit organizations dedicated to serving Forsyth County.

 

All service project opportunities and resources to learn more about the holiday can be found at www.OneForsyth.org/mlk. Interested volunteers can register to participate in local service projects or even log their volunteer hours for efforts of service during this designated week spent on projects not listed as an official MLK Week of Service project.

 

“At SYENSQO, we believe that all people should be valued for who they are and what they bring to work. Diversity brings innovation and advantages to the company and the world.  As part of OneForsyth, we try to understand and appreciate others to bring unity to our community. By being part of the MLK Week of Service, we believe that we are part of a society that respects all people and values people based on their character not on any visible or invisible difference. The MLK Week of Service continues SYENSQO's tradition of not only being part of the Forsyth County community but also making it a better place for all,” commented Donna Drake, SYENSQO’s Alpharetta Site Manager.

 

For more information on this initiative, visit www.oneforsyth.org/mlk or e-mail the Chamber’s Vice President of Community Development, Laura Stewart, at lstewart@focochamber.org.

 

About OneForsyth

Launched by the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the OneForsyth Initiative was formed to position and foster Forsyth County as an inclusive, thriving community for all. The initiative celebrates differences and champions inclusive prosperity for all in Forsyth County. We accomplish this by recognizing the various dimensions of diversity within our county, knowing that by embracing them we amplify our collective voice and leverage our strengths.