Thirty families from the Milwaukee area gathered Monday, Jan. 16, at the Whitefish Bay Public Library to pack on-the-go bags for homeless people.

The volunteer event was organized by Toddlers and Kids on a Mission and The Help Project. Toddlers and Kids on a Mission seeks to empower children of all ages to work with their caregivers to build relationships and strengthen the Milwaukee community through partnerships and service experiences in an inclusive environment. The HELP Project address issues of racial and social injustice, poverty and education equality for our youth and their families.

The event was part of the national day of service, which honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and his accomplishments. The event included an educational speaker from Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge, as well as teen helpers from Carmen High School of Science and Technology to assist children in the pack. 

"Together, we are saying ‘We see you and we care’ to our fellow community members," said Jean Heffernan, co-director of Toddlers and Kids on a Mission. 

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