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Illinois volunteers give time to honor King legacy

Published: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 11:21 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Many Illinois residents are volunteering their time this weekend to pay tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

In Carbondale, Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps members are organizing a drive to make cards for hospitalized children. In the Quad Cities, the American Red Cross and Safe Families Illinois AmeriCorps members are organizing food donations and delivering meals to those who are homebound.

Gov. Pat Quinn visited Spencer Elementary Technology Academy on Saturday where he called on Illinoisans to serve their communities as a way to honor the slain civil rights leader.

People can visit the website Serve.Illinois.Gov to find out about thousands of volunteer opportunities in the state. The opportunities can be searched by location, area of interest and whether they are ongoing or one-time projects.




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