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BE BIG! With CliffordMLK Day

Celebrate the Spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with WQED and Pittsburgh's Light of Life Rescue Mission on January 18th.

Are you taking the day off on Monday, January 18th in celebration of the memory of famed civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Well, join in his memory by joining WQED as we celebrate his pioneering spirit of helping others when we reach out to help our friends and neighbors who are served by the programs at the Light of Life Rescue Mission sites located at 10 E. North Avenue and 913-915 Western Avenue on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Light of LifeVolunteer with us to help prepare and serve breakfast and lunch to those families with children who without the support of the Mission would not have a warm meal and shelter during this very bitter cold winter. Other opportunities include assembling toiletry kits, sorting donations and making cards. The women and children's programs are most in need of book-bags with school supplies for children, family-friendly DVDs, gift cards for groceries and/or non-perishable food items.

Be Big with CliffordAdults and children over the age of 12 are needed to help us volunteer in the Mission's kitchen. Joining us to help out will also be PBS' perennial favorite character--Clifford, The Big Red Dog. You and your family can also help us with programs As part of Clifford's 10th anniversary on WQED and PBS, this day of service also marks the start of the special "Be Big with Clifford: 10 Days, 10 Ways" special TV programming. Clifford's "10 Big Ideas" are geared towards teaching children about positive character skills. "10 Days, 10 Ways" premieres January 18 and runs through January 29 during Clifford's regularly scheduled time on WQED-TV (13.1 digital) at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

If you want to know more about volunteering with WQED at Light of Life Ministries on the 18th from 8am to 2pm, just click here and register online (pdf).

Those who volunteer at and/or make donations to the Mission will also be thanked with a special offer at the Chuck E. Cheese's on McKnight Road that evening from 3-9 p.m. For more information please call WQED Member Services at 412-622-1370. Hope to see you there!

It truly is a day of serving others--thanks to Clifford's 10 Days, 10 Ways!

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