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.


 

2021 MLK Winter Warm-Up

On Saturday, December 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosted its annual Winter Warm-Up event, a community-based effort to provide new coats, hats, and gloves to 800 children in need.

Registered guests participated in the drive through to receive a free winter coat, a food box with fresh produce and dry goods, STEAM kits from the Dallas Public Library (MLK Branch), gloves from KIPP, laundry detergent and hand sanitizer from In the City For Good, and teddy bears and toys from White Rock United Methodist at Owenwood, in collaboration with Kelly Drake, MLK Advisory Board member. COVID Vaccinations were also available on-site, provided by Abundant Life AME Church and Foremost Family Health Center.

Additional sponsors included Carter’s House, Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Empowering the Masses, Enterprise Foundation, LIRA Group, Accident & Injury Chiropractic, Oncor, Peter & Dena Silberman, Terris Perkins, Jr., Hope.Encourage.Love.Protect. (HELP), Foremost Family Health Center, The Richards Group, Heroines of Jericho, Miles of Freedom, Star Medical Specialties, KIPP, Transportation Unlimited, In the City for Good, Bridgford Foods, Texas State Federation of Garden Clubs, Turner 12, Geico, Rose Wright, Doris Edmon, Crystal Tyler, Emma Rodgers, ABZ Solutions, Bimbo, and Dairy Farmers of America.

Special thanks to our volunteers who contributed their time and labor to make this event a success. We could not do it without you!

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2021 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.

Registration will begin November 29, 2021 for children ages 3 months to 18 years old. You may register only one (1) time, up to 5 children.

Distribution will take place on December 18, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 11 A.M., at the MLK, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215. This will be a drive-through event.

We are accepting donations of new coats, hats, and gloves until December 13, 2021. Items can be delivered to the MLK, Jr. Community Center Administration Building. For more information, contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.


El Winter Warm-Up anual del Centro Comunitario Martin Luther King, Jr. es un esfuerzo comunitario para proporcionar nuevos abrigos, gorros y guantes a los niños necesitados.

Registracion sera el 29 de Noviembre, 2021 para niños de 3 meses a 18 años de edad. Solo registrarse solo una (1) vez, hasta 5 niños.

Distribucion se tomara a cabo el 18 de Diciembre, 2021 de 9:00 AM. – 11:00 AM., en el Centro Comunitario MLK Jr., localizado 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215. Será por auto-servicio.


For more information, please visit:

https://dallasmlkcenter.com/winter-warmup/