In January, I prepared food, helped set up, and spent the evening helping out at the Martin Luther King concert. I had a very good time at the concert because while helping others and earning community service credit, I got to hear many great musicians play at the Meetinghouse- some of whom were Friends students. Also, it was nice to be able to be support staff and support a great cause such as The Friends Shelter. The proceeds for the benefit concert go directly to The Friends Shelter which provides 14 beds for homeless clients 7 days a week. This shelter is run in our school’s Common Room, a small gym just off the 15th Street Meetinghouse.
It was great to be a part of this event which bears Martin Luther King’s name. It made this service experience particularly meaningful to me because he changed so many lives and was unafraid to voice his thoughts. I think that it is incredibly important to honor someone of such great power. I enjoyed this service opportunity and hope that I will have the chance to participate in many more events like the Martin Luther King concert.