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Volunteers headed to Dee’s House to lend the nonprofit a helping hand Monday as a part of a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Several people banded together to organize, clean and install a new doorbell at the tuition-free preschool that gets children in need prepared for kindergarten.
“Every day we need to think about how we can give,” said Davonta Ferguson, Dee’s House board of a directors chairman. “That’s our purpose here — to help others.”
Dee’s House, located at 1306 Washington St. E., works to ensure children have a smooth transition to kindergarten by developing their skills, enriching their minds and enhancing their spirits. The nonprofit currently has eight preschoolers who are in the free program.
“It’s just a day to remember how important that it is to reach out to others and give back freely,” said Yolanda Davis, co-founder and executive director of Dee’s House. “It’s important to teach our children, you don’t always get something. When you do something, you don’t do something to receive something back.”
State MLK Commissioner Jacquie Jeffers, who also volunteered Monday, said it’s important to give to others and provide services when you can.
“The day of service is something that we do for Martin Luther King Jr. because we care to continue volunteerism in our hearts and in our communities,” Jeffers said. “It’s a day on, not a day off.”
If you would like to volunteer or donate to Dee’s House contact them at 252-205-0752 or 252-291-9883 or visit their website at deeshouse07.com.