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    One Brick Honors Legacy of Dr. King with National Day of Service and Also Celebrates 10th Anniversary in San Francisco

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    SAN  FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2011 — On  Saturday,  January  15,  2011  One  Brick  will  celebrate  its  10th anniversary by leading a National Day of Service.  The day will focus on serving the community in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and conclude with an award ceremony and celebration at the San Francisco Food Bank.  

    One  Brick  will  recognize  outstanding  community  leaders  for  positively  impacting  social change.   Honorees  of  the  2011  “Innovator  of  Community  Change”  award  are:  Reverend  Cecil Williams,  Founder,  Glide  Memorial  Church;  Paul  Ash,  Executive  Director,  San  Francisco  Food Bank; Mary Simon , Executive Director, Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT); and Kristin Bowman , Director of Volunteer Services at San Francisco Recreation and Parks.  

    Since  launching  in  2001,  One  Brick  has  donated  340,000  hours – the  equivalent  of  170 full-time jobs – of community service to local non-profits. One Brick‘s “volunteering made easy” approach has been so valued and successful that it now operates in eight chapters across the country.  In  2010,  San  Francisco  Mayor  Newsom  declared  September  18th  “One  Brick  Day”  in recognition  of  the  organization’s  hard  work,  tenacity  and  commitment  towards  impacting community change.    

    One  Brick is expanding its volunteer base and expects to triple its number of chapters across the country over the next three years.  

    Supporters of One Brick would like to invite you to join them this Saturday, January 15th at  1PM,  to  celebrate  their  10th  year  with  a  reception  honoring  the  legacy  of  Dr.  Martin  Luther King,  Jr.  at  the  San  Francisco  Food  Bank  located  at  900  Pennsylvania  Avenue.   For  more information, visit www.onebrick.org.  

    Contact: Kail Lubarsky Mobile: 408.439.9121 kaill@onebrick.org 

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