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Monday is Multifaith Day of Service

Houses of worship from around South City and the Peninsula will participate in this first-ever day of service in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is Multifaith Day of Service

The  North Peninsula Multifaith Coalition will bring together 14 congregations and religious institutions for a day of service on Monday, Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The goal of the group is to give aid and support to those in need.

Participants include groups from around the Peninsula and the coast: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Congregation Beth Jacob, Congressional Church of Belmont, Congregational Church of San Mateo, First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, Jewish Community Relations Council, Men of Reform Judaism, Pacifica Institute, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Saint Bartholomew Parish, St. Matthais Catholic Church, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and the Yaseen Foundation.

According to organizers, the event is an opportunity to improve communities by working side-by-side with members of other faiths.

Projects include:

  • Prepare, serve and visit with residents at a homeless shelter in South San Francisco through  Safe Harbor Shelter of Samaritan House.

  • Restore an underserved elementary school in San Bruno

  • Sort books to be donated to low-performing schools on the Peninsula

  • Prepare the kick-off breakfast for all the volunteers in Burlingame

  • Sort donated coats and prepare them for delivery to Syrian refugees in need

Organizers say that although volunteers won't be building an actual structure during the day of service, whey will be building a figurative bridge between faiths and communities.

For more information, contact JCRC at 650-847-1715 or  kstiller@jcrc.org.

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