Soup's On for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19, 2017

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the second year in a row, the Center for Independent Futures community honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day by partnering with the Woman’s Club of Evanston for a service project.

On Monday evening, members of both organizations gathered at the Woman’s Club kitchen to cook chicken soup for Soup at Six. Soup at Six is a non-profit organization that provides free dinner at Hemenway Methodist Church in Evanston every Tuesday evening, welcoming over 100 guests.

Volunteers chopped vegetables, prepared chicken, and stirred soup while chatting, laughing, and getting to know each other. Working side-by-side with fellow community members provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to make new connections and develop social skills.

“While we waited for the soup to cook, we gathered to share why we were there and what Martin Luther King Day meant to us,” said Jeff Morthorst, Center for Independent Futures’ activities director.

Thank you to our volunteers and the volunteers from the Woman’s Club who made this event possible! To see more photographs from the event, click here to view our photo album on Facebook.

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