Photo from Town of Fort Mill.

The Town of Fort Mill will be hosting a MLK Call to Service Day from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon on Monday. 

The event will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by having several local organizations collect donation items for people in need throughout the community. Some of these groups include the Fort Mill Care Center, the Paradise Foundation Learning Center, the Palmetto Women’s Center, and more.

Chris Sardelli, Public Relations Manager for the Town of Fort Mill, says that the event was made to get the community involved with a great cause.

“The Town is always looking for ways to foster community pride and engagement. We wanted to create an event that helps residents serve their community while also honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. Thus, the MLK Call to Service event was created,” Sardelli said.

This hasn’t been the first time that the town has hosted a MLK Call to Service Day, with various types of service days having taken place over the years. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be just one day.

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However, the main purpose of the service day is still intact, according to Sardelli.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said ‘Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.’ The Town wanted to provide a way for the Fort Mill community to serve others by donating needed items for local organizations,” he said.

Donation items include gift cards to Lowe’s or Walmart, boxers, sweatshirts, toilet paper, diapers, and washing detergent. All donations can be dropped off at Fort Mill Town Hall, located off Tom Hall Street near downtown.

Fort Mill Town Hall, located off 200 Tom Hall Street. Photo from iStock.

Sardelli said he’s confident that people throughout the town will be able to help and give back.

“We have a very giving and service-minded community and the town always tries to encourage that through some of the events we hold,” he said.

More information can be viewed on the flyer in the link down below.

Mitchell Mercer has lived in Fort Mill since 2003 and graduated from Nation Ford High School in 2019. He currently attends Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and is majoring in English-Communications....