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Posted on: January 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Cinnaire to Present $35,000 Check to MLK Commission

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Cinnaire will be presenting a $35,000 check to the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission at a special check presentation on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

Additionally, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Jackson National Life, Sparrow Health Systems and Physicians Health Plan (PHP) will each be presenting a $10,000 check to the MLK Commission. All members of the media are encouraged to attend.

The funding will help support the MLK Commission, which works each year to support equality, diversity and social justice in the Greater Lansing community. Among its many accomplishments, the MLK Commission annually provides scholarships to graduating seniors, hosts essay contests for local middle school students and helps support a variety of community agencies.

The MLK Commission also hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon each year in tribute to the inspiring civil rights leader. This year’s luncheon will take place on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. Mark McDaniel will host this year’s luncheon and Ambassador Andrew Young Jr. is this year’s keynote speaker.

Contact the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission at (517) 483-7637 for more information.

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