Volunteers set up lights at residences along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Roseland for Block, My Hood, My City's Be A Part of the Light event in 2020. Credit: Colin Boyle/ My Block, My Hood, My City

BRONZEVILLE — My Block, My Hood, My City is spreading holiday spirit by launching its annual effort to illuminate King Drive next month.

The nonprofit is inviting volunteers to decorate homes, buildings and light poles on King Drive. Volunteers can sign up to help 1-5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

The initiative will kick off Dec. 3 at 3500 S. King Drive with a tree-lighting ceremony, live performances, holiday music, hot cocoa and treats.

The organization wants to decorate 500 homes along King Drive and the surrounding community, according to its website.

The effort is part of the group’s Be A Part Of The Light initiative, now in its fifth year. It’s meant to inspire hope for youth and bring communities together. Homeowners in the area can sign up to have their homes decorated here.

Courtesy: My Block, My Hood, My City.

To protect attendees, organizers recommend people experiencing flu-like symptoms stay home, according to the event’s website.

People can also donate lights and other supplies for decorating homes via this Amazon wish list. The supplies will be delivered to My Block, My Hood, My City.

You can also donate money to support the effort.

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