Washington Latin has always noted that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of service, participating in various activities from making soup and sandwiches for the hungry, to writing cards for the sick, and visiting the elderly, cleaning up the community. Due to Covid, this year the school will continue to encourage students to participate in acts of service. Over the last few years, the Washington Latin community has participated in various initiatives on this day.  School social worker Hope Foster encourages students to take part in various online activities to help our community, including submitting art, photos, poems, and prose to “A Wider Circle,” for its art showcase entitled “Work Together to End Poverty.” Students can submit on MLK day through February 9th, by contacting volunteer@awidercircle.org.The school also encourage students to drop off Smartrip cards, adult socks, and adult underwear items at Thrive DC on Tuesday at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church on 1525 Newton Street NW or call Rose Osburn at (202) 503-1533 ext. 533. Items can also be mailed to this address. Food donations can be made to the Capital Area Food Bank,  https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/ and So Others Might Eat https://www.some.org/give/donate-goods or Martha’s Table, https://marthastable.org/