WATERVILLE — Local community organizations will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday through personal acts of service for community members in need.

Organizers at Colby College and the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter are collecting “small but vital items” through the weekend, such as washcloths, bandages and hand sanitizer, as part of their “Personal Care Essentials Drive.” Volunteers will assemble the donations into winter kits for the homeless on Monday morning, followed by a community lunch at Dana dining hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The event aims to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy through practical acts of service and thoughtful reflection on justice and peace, according to a statement from Colby College.

“We are inviting all members of the Colby community to attend for conversation and reflection about the many facets of Dr. King’s work for justice and peace,” the college’s statement said.

Items can be dropped off Friday or on Monday morning at the Office of Civic Engagement in the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons or at the room 111C in Roberts Hall during regular business hours.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.