Local volunteers serving community on Martin Luther King Day

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Whether you celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by cheering at a parade or picking up a paint brush his dream for mankind is coming together.

"I thought it was a really good cause obviously he was a big proponent of volunteering and helping out with the community. I just wanted to come out and have a day of service," said Jenny Brennan a freshman at the College of Charleston.

She said this MLK day is much different than years past. Brennan's volunteering to make blank wood planks into works of art, outside of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. An early morning painting effort that's already being recognized by museum patrons.

"They are like 'Oh that's so cool!', or 'Oh wow!', they are reading the things and all of the kids are already excited," said Brennan.

Focusing on the future was a big part of Dr. King's dream, one reason volunteers said they chose the children's museum as a site project.

"With the children's museum it's an opportunity for children of all races and it goes with Dr. King's dream, one day that children would be able to hold hands no matter the color of their skin," said Volunteer Aminah Fraser.

Robin Berlinsky is the Director of Education at the museum. She said these volunteers are finishing projects their small paid staff would never be able to get to.

"It's a huge deal and it means a lot of us and means a lot to them and they've seen the difference they've made," said Berlinsky.

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