Martin Luther King Day of Service was designated by Congress in 1994 transforming the holiday into a National Day of Service. Serve DC and the Office of the Secretary ask for volunteers to take part in a day that keeps alive the legacy of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will participate in over 1300 projects that spread throughout Washington DC’s 8 wards. The District of Columbia will celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2014.
Service Projects Around the DC Capital Region
Serve DC - As the lead agency, Serve DC matches volunteers to community service projects including city beautification, administrative and manual aid to local non-profits, health fairs, school clean-ups, MLK educational forums, and college preparation fairs. Serve DC partners with District agencies, community-based organizations, schools, and faith based institutions to inside the District and within the Greater Metropolitan DC area to address the needs of local communities. View a list of service projects around the city, register your own or get project planning ideas.
Montgomery County, Maryland - Montgomery County's Volunteer Center is organizing indoor volunteer projects along with a canned food drive for Manna Food Center at several locations around the County. Structured service activities will be conducted at the Universities at Shady Grove from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel from 1 to 3 p.m. The volunteer projects are all approved for Student Service Learning credits. Online pre-registration is requested.
Service Around the NationThe "Renew America Together" initiative, asks all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to serve their communities and their country. USAservice.org is an online tool to help Americans find ways to serve in their own community.
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