The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Morefield unveiled their MLK Mural in a ceremony today
HOUSTON (Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022) – Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and the Houston Points of Light affiliate, donated and unveiled a custom-designed MLK Mural celebrating the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Morefield.
Three identical murals have been created ranging in sizes from 4 ft x 6 ft to 8ft x 10 ft. Each mural has been donated to a local nonprofit organization including Books for Development, United Against Human Trafficking, and Harris County Cultural Arts Council, in addition to the one donated to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Each organization has plans to incorporate the mural and Dr. King’s message of equality in their programming.
“The new mural featuring civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. is a beautiful addition to our Jim and Barbara Morefield Club in southeast Houston,” said Kevin Hattery, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. “Community members of all ages who view this work of art will be inspired by MLK’s powerful words regarding justice and service to others. We are proud to be a part of this project which helps bridge divides through art.”
Volunteer Houston worked with local artist David Cobb to design a mural that focused on Dr. King’s message of service and was intricate enough to be divided into many smaller pieces that would be hand painted by individuals as part of Volunteer Houston’s MLK Mural project in January 2022.
Each mural kit included a 12”x12” paint by numbers canvas, painting supplies, and a list of local Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) organizations to engage with.
Nearly 170 individuals, from different community groups and organizations including Bridgeway Capital Management, Reliant an NRG Company, Hollaway Environmental and Communications, Cheniere Energy and The Home Depot Foundation participated in painting the murals.
All four benefiting nonprofits are receiving the custom painted mural along with a placard from Volunteer Houston commemorating Dr. King’s words as the blueprint of volunteerism and service learning, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”.
For more information visit www.volunteerhouston.org/mlk.
ABOUT BOYS & GILS CLUBS OF GREATER HOUSTON
Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Our vision is to put success within reach for our Club members and keep them on track to graduate high school. We help them realize a positive plan for the future that includes good character, citizenship, workforce readiness and a healthy lifestyle. Each year, more than 30,000 youth ages 6 to 17 walk through our doors for our after-school and summer programs. At our Clubs, youth are provided meals, strong role models, homework assistance, organized athletics, character development and access to the arts. Membership costs just $10 per school-year and $25 for the entire summer. Founded in 1952, this year we are celebrating 70 years of building great futures for youth! We are a United Way agency. For more information, visit our website www.bgcgh.org At Boys & Girls Clubs, we do whatever it takes to build great futures!
ABOUT VOLUNTEER HOUSTON
Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, connects individuals, groups and companies with nonprofit agencies to transform our community for good through volunteerism. By offering a web-based tool for nonprofits, schools, government offices and volunteers to autonomously post and respond to volunteer opportunities, Volunteer Houston serves the greater Houston area and Gulf Coast region of Texas as the central hub for volunteerism. Volunteer Houston also offers programming for volunteers, training and networking for nonprofit leaders and Corporate Social Responsibility project management services for companies. Volunteer Houston was founded in 1974 and is the Points of Light affiliate in Houston. For more information, visit www.volunteerhouston.org.
ABOUT INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON
A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County delivers more than two million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across five counties; Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; and Volunteer Houston connects volunteers in transformative projects with area nonprofits. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.