Chatham News

Chatham’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations to include charity events for Haiti’s earthquake victims

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
January 14, 2010

(January 14, 2010) … As part of Chatham University’s celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Global Focus Program and the Office of Student Activities at Chatham University will sponsor a Haiti Relief Donations program on Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 18. Donations of toothpaste, non-liquid soap, toothbrushes, washcloths, and wet wipes/baby wipes are being collected for Brother’s Brother Foundation of Pittsburgh. (No clothes or medications will be accepted.) Collection boxes will be placed throughout Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. More information is available by calling 412-365-1527.

Monday’s campus events include:
MLK Celebration Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Mellon Board Room, Mellon Hall

Cost – $7 per person, $70 for tables of ten. To register call 412-365-1527

MLK All-Faith Gathering
8:00 p.m.
Campbell Memorial Chapel

This special service will feature different faith traditions celebrating the life of Dr. King. The service will include musical performances, spoken word, and dance by members of the Chatham community and greater Pittsburgh centered on the legacy of Dr. King’s life.

Monetary donations will also be accepted and will benefit Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti, directed by Dr. Leon Pamphile.

Directions to the Shadyside Campus and parking information are available at LINK TEXT HERE

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