What is the MLK Day of Service?
On Monday, January 16th, 2017 we honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dedication to serving others. Did you know that in 1983 after a long struggle, a legislation was signed to make Dr. King’s birthday a federal holiday? In 1994, Congress elected the third Monday in January as a national Day of Service, asking citizens of the United States to dedicate their day serving their communities.
Are you interested in volunteering and giving back with Dr. King in mind? The following website provides a wide variety of opportunities. Simply visit the following website, http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday. Click the “MLK National Day of Service” event and enter your zip code if you don’t see your city listed below.
Suggested Volunteer Opportunities:
New York, NY: ConSERVE NYC: MLK Day Service at Morningside Park
Philadelphia, PA: Join City Year Philadelphia to help brighten a local school.
Washington, DC: MLK Day of Service in Dumbarton Oaks Park
Orlando, FL: Make Handmade Birthday Cards for the Foundation for Foster Children
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Education Partnership MLK Day of Service
Pacifica, CA: MLK Day of Service – Beach Cleanup and Natural Habitat Restoration
Fort Worth, TX: MLK Book Drive and Reading Day
Beaumont, TX: Together we can serve MLK Day