Hundreds give service in Deerfield MLK Day events
Steve SadinSpecial to the Tribune | @sadinsteveJan. 20 10:25 a.m.
Volunteerism and final exams do not usually go hand in hand but a number of Deerfield High School students found time to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., on the eve of those very important tests.
Those students were among more than 400 people ranging in age from very young children to senior citizens participating in a day of service to honor King’s legacy by volunteering at both Deerfield’s Village Hall and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) Monday.
“You can budget your time so you can take two hours off so you can give back,” said Deerfield High School senior Danny Goldberg, as he helped at BJBE to make pads for the homeless to sleep on in shelters. “We can spend a few hours helping people like he gave his life to do.”