MLK Service Day Pro Bono Event
On January 19, 2013, St. Thomas University School of Law students and staff worked with volunteers from HandsOn Broward for an MLK Day of Service project at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Lauderhill, FL. The one day event engaged volunteers in a variety of projects including campus beautification and aiding the homeless. Volunteers made care packages of hygiene materials, prepared and packed boxes of sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, and made peace bracelets for the homeless. Volunteers also worked on a butterfly garden and built benches for the school’s students.
Jennifer Portwood Gordon, Esq., Director of Pro Bono and Public Interest Career Counselor at St. Thomas Law, along with Shaun Quinn, Vice President of the St. Thomas Black Law Students Association, coordinated this volunteer project with HandsOn Broward. The event provided a way for St. Thomas Law to get out, make a difference, and give back to the community.