Omaha Service on MLK Day

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 18:43:20-05

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. left a legacy of caring for others. Fitting that on this day, students in Omaha are giving back to their community.

Martin Luther King was filled with warm giveback from some of the youngest Omaha generations. Omaha North students spent their day helping prepare meals at Table Grace community restaurant.

"My parents volunteer all the time, so I wanted to give back, because that is wanted to do," Lael Goodwin said.

That giving spirit rang loud through all corners of Omaha, feeding the souls of those fighting to preserve the service that Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. 8th grade students gave back to their community too with a few events from Partnership for Kids and UNO. They worked together coordinating several events,  including a morning pancake breakfast fundraiser and food and hygiene supply drives at three area grocery stores.

"They can make a difference. One person can make a difference, together they can make a big difference," Deb Denbeck with Partnership for Kids said.

"Not everyone has what I have. I have a home and food to eat. It's important to given back to the less fortunate who don't have whet they are given," Devyne Williams said.