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.
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