Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. 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.
Participate and share with us on social media. We're @HandsOnRVA
Volunteer at a Community Project
Most projects close for registration at noon on Friday, January 13.
School Supply Drive
HandsOn Greater Richmond and Richmond Public Schools join together for an MLK Day School Supply Drive. Community members can join together to support RPS by collecting and donating school supplies, which will be distributed to RPS schools in January 2017. Volunteers can bring any combination of the needed items below. Please plan to bring at least 5 items.
DIY at Home
Do it Yourself Volunteering allows families and groups of all ages and sizes to participate in community service from the comfort of their own homes. (the DIY is now full)
Film and Discussion
Race (2016, PG-13)
Race is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history, which thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Doors open around 4pm.
Movie begins at 4:30pm.
The Byrd Theatre: 2908 W. Cary Street.
Free. Please register at Eventbrite.
Movie will be followed by a short discussion and community conversation.
Co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre.
Please share your thoughts with us #MLKDayRVA #RaceMovie and tag @HandsOnRVA
Walk and Roll for Kindness
Our nonprofit partner, REAP (The Richmond Entrepreneur's Assistance Program) will host the Walk & Roll for Kindness event as part of its #REAPKindnessCampaign. Amy Lacey from WRIC will host. REAP is a non-profit organization that strives to put the concept of kindness front and center. By helping people with disabilities acquire job training or helping them hone their skills, REAP operates through kindness – a virtue that they think everyone is capable of embodying.
Mon, January 16, 2017
Regency Square Mall
Register at Eventbrite
Thanks to Give Richmond for the video
From the Corporation for National and Community Service
Classroom helpers--including videos, news articles, photographs, book lists
Download Discussion Guides
generationOn has developed facts sheets, project guides and lesson plans to help teach kids and teens about the contributions of Dr. King, how they can continue his vision of equal rights for all, and make their mark on the world through service.
- Youth Participation in Social Movements
- Family MLK Day Guide
- Civil Disobedience and MLK Day
- Your Vision for an Ideal World
- Social Justice Leaders
America's Sunday Supper
America’s Sunday Supper is a program of Points of Light and is inspired by Dr. King’s vision of people of diverse backgrounds coming together to discuss injustices of the day and create a plan for action.
America’s Sunday Suppers encourage people to share a meal and engage in dialogue about issues that affect their communities.
Conversation Starters: Read, Watch, and Explore