Packing lunches for Connections was a family affair. Staff from Unity Preschool dropped off the lunches at Connections; packing lunches on Martin Luther King Day is a tradition at the school. Submitted photo

For the past three years, Unity Nursery School has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having a day of service for the students and their families. “We would gather together and make lunches as a community for Connections for the Homeless,” said Director Daryl Johnson. This year, the families packed lunches and delivered the meals to the school after a morning Zoom call.

As children packed the lunches they listed to Ms. Johnson read “What Can A Citizen Do” by Dave Eggers. The 4s-turning-5 class watched a video with Lupita Nyong’o reading her book “Sulwe,” and the 3s-turning-4 class read “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...