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I Have a Dream Festival is looking for donations and volunteers!

Residents and Stakeholders of the Community of Richmond are invited to join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School community on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for the I Have A Dream Festival, celebrating the school and its namesake. The Festival promotes Respect, Community & Safety and intends to inspire Richmonders to channel Dr. King and declare their dreams for themselves, for their family and for the future of our community of Richmond.

Here is a link offering more information on this inaugural event

A highlight of the Festival is the I Have A Dream Parade which starts at 2:00 pm. The parade will start from the festival footprint alongside the school and will wind through the campus, including one lap on the track. The Parade will be led by Grand Marshal Mayor Levar Stoney and will be inspired by the RVA’s No BS Brass Band. All Festival attendees are encouraged to participate in the Parade.

Agencies and organizations working to support our schools and our community are invited to participate by setting up a table or activity and tell us your dreams for Richmond.

Looking to volunteer? If you can offer 2 hours, either from 11am to 1pm, or 1pm to 3pm, then great! Jobs include signing in attendees, art activity supervisors, and Festival Ambassadors. Folks interested in volunteering can contact Rick Tatnall – Festival Organizer.

If you can’t volunteer, perhaps you can help by donating to cover the costs of the Festival, which include the No BS Brass Band and free food for attendees. Folks interested in helping out are requested to make contributions to the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation. Here is a link to the donation page for the RPS Education Foundation – donors are asked “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know” > Festival donors are asked to choose “Other” and type in the box “MLK – I Have A Dream”

Replenish Richmond / East End Community Collaboration
(804) 325-3674 – land line (no texts)

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Leslie Moore 04/02/2018 at 10:31 AM

This is a wonderful way to commemorate Dr. King. My thanks to all the work that is going into it. I hope to be able to volunteer.

Mark 04/03/2018 at 7:40 AM

So sad that so many do not follow MLK’s words.


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