Celebrating MLK Day with R’Club

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Preventing Crime is about more than locks and security planning. It is about community. That is why our Crime Prevention Program participated in a MLK Day of Service project by reading to toddlers at a local R’Club Daycare Center. Each year, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc. (RSVP) celebrates the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service” by conducting a special “Reading Project” in all of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Centers throughout Pinellas County. Through this project, RSVP and community volunteers read the book “Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King” to three and four year olds, particularly stressing and discussing Dr. King’s timeless themes of non-violence, equality, and peaceful co-existence – values that are important to learn at an early age.

The best part is, following the reading and brief discussion, each child receives a personalized children’s book of their very own – generously donated by numerous local companies, organizations, and friends – in order that they might continue the adventure of reading and learning at home.

Promoting basic literacy is one of the ways crime is reduced in our communities. To find out more about our programs and opportunities for service, call the Pinellas County Urban League at (727) 327-2081.

Consumer Protection… where do YOU go?

We strive to look out for all of our neighbors.  So, BOBCPP supports Commissioner Putnam’s efforts to protect consumers from poor business practices.  Have you ever had a complaint about a business, service or product?  In addition to the frustration caused by the incident, sometimes it may seem irritating to seek, but not find, a place to report the problem.

Commissioner Putnam has made reporting our poor experiences easier by creating an online resource guide.  Through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Division of Consumer Services has posted an A-Z Resource Guide.  Using a subject based index, you can have the answer to your questions in seconds.  Give it a try today.  Remember, an informed consumer is an empowered consumer!

Best wishes!