JF&CS staff came together for a morning of service on Tuesday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. JF&CS staff members held a book drive to support More Than Words, a Boston-based nonprofit that empowers young adults to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. After learning about MLK through a presentation from the JF&CS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and watching a James Taylor tribute performance, our staff sorted and packed the books to be donated to More Than Words.

More Than Words works with youth who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out of school and gives them the opportunity to obtain necessary skills to make a change in their lives. More Than Words collects books, CDs and DVDs to sell in a bookstore run by their participants. Young adults ages 16-24 are given job responsibilities and support to develop personal success, action plans and skills to become contributing members of society.

To help More Than Words in their mission and to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day, JF&CS teamed up to hold an office-wide donation of books, DVDs and CDs. Throughout January, staff members were invited to bring items to the office, which would then be given to More Than Words to stock their shelves. JF&CS staff spent Tuesday morning learning about More Than Words and sorting, counting and boxing the donations collected.

By coming together, JF&CS was able to donate dozens of boxes of books, CDs and DVDs that will help make a difference for those helped by More Than Words.

To learn about getting involved with JF&CS, visit our Volunteering page.

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