Girl Scouts day of service happening this morning

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Happening today, some are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by taking action, and joining in on a day of service, including right here in Tucson.

The Girl Scouts are putting on one such event like that today at Reid Park.  It's family-friendly, for kids, adults and older folks; and the focus is on literacy and the idea of 'Having a voice to stand up for what you believe in.'

There will be a whole lot of activities happening here today, a little something for everyone; like a blood drive, building bookshelves, and even writing letters for our soldiers.  There are two that should be highlighted – the first  is a book drive, where the Girl Scouts are collecting 1500 books for homes and pre-schools in need.

The other event is a book the Girl Scouts are working on.  They are compiling interviews about civil rights, then and now.  They are planning to publish those stories in a book that will be available in every school and library in Arizona.

The Girl Scouts say take action - make today a day on, not a day off.

The events will kick off at 10 a.m. and continue till noon at Reid Park.

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