Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Launch of Casper Freedom Trail Project, Project Homeless Connect Donations Needed

Because of Covid-19, there will be no downtown march or in-person program this year. January 2021’s activities celebrating the legacy of Dr. King, hosted by ServeWyoming, include a virtual program, launch of the Casper Freedom Trail project (more below), collection of donations for people challenged by homelessness, and volunteer opportunities for packing personal-items bags. The UU Casper Social Justice Group has donated $200 to co-sponsor this year’s event. The funds will be used to buy personal items which will be distributed through the Casper Housing Authority’s Project Homeless Connect.

Viewing the Virtual Program

Click here to view the virtual program created by ServeWyoming, Martin Luther King Jr. & Wyoming Equality Day Celebration and National Day of Service, introducing the Casper Freedom Trail! The program will be available to view by anyone at anytime.

Want to donate?

Items needed: Winter coats, Dog food, Deodorant (stick), Bar Soap (regular size), Wash Cloths, Small Flashlights, Sanitary Pads, Disposable Razors, Combs, Fingernail Clippers, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Sunscreen, Lotion, Shampoo & Conditioner, Warm Hats, Gloves and Scarves, Hand Warmers, $5 Gift Cards (for a warm meal-McDonalds, Taco Johns, DQ, etc.) 

How to deliver: Donations can be delivered to Food for Thought, 900 St. John St., Casper, WY 82601, on January 18th between 11 am and 1 pm. We will share more details as they become available.

Want to volunteer?

On Thursday, Jan. 28th, volunteers are needed to fill personal-items bags to be distributed on Friday, Jan. 29th, as part of the Casper Housing Authority’s Project Homeless Connect.  The locations are pending, so check back here for details.

Questions? Email news@uucasper.org.

More on the Casper Freedom Trail Project:

Click here to go to the Virtual Tour of the Casper Freedom Trail