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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


NOTE:  Due to inclement weather, The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event scheduled for Jan. 15 has been rescheduled to Feb. 15. 

On January 15, we celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Leading by example, Dr. King showed the world that there are ways to find peace without violence. Every MLK Day, Americans are encouraged to volunteer and engage with their communities.  With Dr. King's inspiration, Cook Children's will have a voluntary Day of Service across our System to encourage employees to volunteer. 

On Monday, there will be opportunities at both the Medical Center-Fort Worth and Medical Center-Prosper, and our satellite offices, to drop by and make “busy books" with crayons apply lamination to board games or make cards of encouragement cards for patients getting care in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers, and their siblings. MLK save the date 2-1 (1)

In addition,  you can continue serving the whole year through. Do you know about the Employee Volunteer Program? Employees can work one-on-one with patients and siblings, playing a vital role in providing comfort and care during a time of need. Employees who can dedicate a minimum 20 hours a year are encouraged to apply.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to join us as we commemorate Dr. King's work and empower our patients, their siblings and families. 

Medical Center-Fort Worth 

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Location: EVS Classroom (CCMC Basement – look for signage)

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Activity: Creating busy books with crayons and laminating games for emergency and urgent care patients and their siblings.

Medical Center-Prosper

Date:   Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Location: Rooms 1621 and 1622

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Activity: Creating busy books with crayons and laminating games for emergency and urgent care patients and their siblings.

Satellite Offices

Date:   Thursday, February 14, 2024

Activity: Handmade encouragement cards for patients and siblings

If you have questions about this project, please contact Megan Hodges Cook, Community Program Coordinator, at Megan.HodgesCook@cookchildrens.org or call (682) 885-4241.

Cards can be dropped off at the Information Desk or mailed to: 

Cook Children’s Medical Center

Child Life Department

801 7th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

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