Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
2014 information coming in mid December 2013.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. On MLK Day, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. This Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community service that helps solve problems. MLK Day programs meet tangible needs, such as revitalizing schools and feeding the homeless; but also build a sense of community and mutual responsibility by spurring conversation. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through volunteering and unite to strengthen communities, empower individuals, and bridge barriers.
A volunteer, who participated in last year's MLK Day of Service activities said:
"If every person would strive to better Richmond by just volunteering one weekend a month to give back to the city...Richmond would improve and we could grow as individuals and as a community. Giving back should become more than a concept or ideal, but a way of life."
HOST A SUNDAY SUPPER:
Unite over dialogue. Host your own Sunday Supper to discuss the film, ways you can give back, and how you can honor MLK's memory. DOWNLOAD A TOOLKIT on how to plan one.