A Day of Service in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we honor and celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a drum major for justice and peace who dedicated his life to making the United States a more just society. Committed to reaching out to our community and continuing our support for our residents, Bonaventure House partnered with Northwestern University Students to host a donation drive on Saturday, January 15 as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Students passed out fliers and invited customers at five Walgreens stores to donate various toiletries. As a non-profit organization that serves homeless men and women with HIV/AIDS, we are always in need of certain items in order to continue providing the best care that we can for residents of our 24-month transitional living program. We remain committed to Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision for the nation and to our own vision of providing housing, services and spiritual care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

MLK Day of Service by the Numbers

19 volunteers

5 Walgreens Stores

800 fliers

Just some of what was donated:

105 rolls of toilet paper

60 toothbrushes

44 tubes of toothpaste

8 dental floss dispensers

19 bottles of skin lotion

14 bottles of body wash

24 bottles of shampoo/conditioner

78 razors

2 bottles of dish soap

The MLK donation drive did not end on January 15th! You may still donate at four Walgreens locations with drop boxes until Friday January 21: 1001 W Belmont, 740 W Diversey, 2801 W Broadway, and 3201 N Broadway. Toiletry items needed are listed at each store.

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