PRESS RELEASE: MLK Day Event in Auburn Hills Expects to Make a Positive Impact in the Community



Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and cold weather items to donate to the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac 

Media contact: Kyle Scislowicz, Media Communications Specialist, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6726; 

Auburn Hills, MI—January 8, 2018—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, announces a community-wide Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Auburn Hills Community Center on Monday, January 15, 2018. 

In partnership with the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, city staff and community members plan to have a positive impact in the community with donations collected at the event, while celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 

“We would like to encourage everyone to come and support our event and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the event, we will be creating fleece blankets for the homeless. In addition, we will collect cold weather items and coats for Grace Centers of Hope. Fleece will be provided, however, we certainly can use more,” stated Karen Adcock, Director of Senior Services. 

The free event will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. 

At the end of the program, we invite attendees to stay and make flannel tie blankets in the gymnasium for the Grace Centers of Hope homeless shelter. This is a wonderful opportunity to share in this endeavor by working together towards an all-inclusive community that shows care, concern, and respect for all people. We will also accept blanket donations and cold weather items at the event for those that are unable to stay. 

“We are proud to be partnering with Grace Centers of Hope as they have a far-reaching impact on those in need in the community,” says Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “This event is truly significant as we honor and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service in Auburn Hills.” 

The event is sponsored in part this year by HarborChase, an assisted living community in Auburn Hills. 

Limited seating is available for this event. To RSVP, please call the Community Center at 248.370.9353. 

For additional information, please visit or call 248-370-9353. 

About Auburn Hills 
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, and is home to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers. Auburn Hills provides a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers, and visitors. Learn more at 

About Grace Centers of Hope 
Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit, Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the unwanted, addicted, and homeless through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life skills education, and work-related programs. The foundation of change is the local church which encourages residents to become strong in faith and independence while it lovingly promotes a sense of belonging within a community that truly can be called "home".