2022 MLK Winter Warmup (Event Recap)

On Saturday, December 17, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosted its annual Winter Warm-Up, a community-based effort to provide new coats, hats, and gloves to over 800 children in need. Registered guests participated in a drive through to receive a free winter coat, hats, and gloves, along with shelf-stable food items. 

LIRA provided free hats, gloves, socks, and blankets to the homeless, along with a hot meal, sponsored by Accident & Injury Chiropractic.

Community Partners included LIRA, HELP, Peter and Dena Silberman, Terris Perkins, Jr., Miles of Freedom, CBRE, Empowering the Masses, KIPP Texas Public Schools, Accident & Injury Chiropractic, Green Careers Dallas, Kelly Drake, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter), Continental Societies, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Foremost Family Health Center, Dallas Public Library, Transportation Unlimited, Inc., Gigi Gervasi, Doris Edmon, Crystal Tyler, and Rosesharon Wright.

 

 

 

 

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Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive and Distribution

2022 MLK Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive and Distribution

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s annual Winter Warm-Up is a community-based effort to provide new coats, hats, and gloves to children in need. We will also be distributing free food boxes for registered families.

To receive a free coat, children must be between the ages of 3 months to 18 years old. There is a limit of 5 coats per household. You must be registered to participate.

Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 21, at www.dallasmlkcenter.com/winter-warmup.

The drive-thru coat distribution will take place on Saturday, December 17, starting at 10 a.m. 

If you are interested in donating coats, hats, gloves, or food items, please contact our office at 214-670-8418. All donated items must be received by Wednesday, December 7, 2022.


 

2020 MLK Winter Warm-up

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s annual Winter Warm-Up is a community-based effort to provide new coats, hats, and gloves to kids in need. 

This year we were able to provide items to more than 700 (and still counting!) coats, hats, and gloves to families in need, stem kits for kids, hygiene packages and scarves, and a family food box for the holidays.

This year’s sponsors and community partners include the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Peter & Dena Silberman, LIRA Group, Chase Bank, HEB/Central Market, Atmos Energy, Accident & Injury Chiropractic, Terris Perkins, Jr., Bob’s Steak & Chop House, the MLK Branch Library, Empowering the Masses, In the City for Good, KIPP Public Schools – DFW, North Texas Food Bank, Bridgford Foods, Fair Park First, Geico, Rose Wright, Brittany Offord, Morningside Development Center, Miles of Freedom, Anis Brown, and Doris Edmon.

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