Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
by serving the community!
Here are a few ways...
Dr. King sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Working alongside individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings. On January 17th, 2011, Americans across the country will again honor King’s legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs.
YOU can join in honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
United Way of King County: MLK Jr. Day of Service Projects
Volunteer as a Project Leader for a service project organized by a local non-profit organization, or join someone else's project as a volunteer and meet new people. Service projects range from Environmental Restoration in Public Parks to Painting & Beautification of Schools & Community Centers, help organizations serving Low-Income Families, Developmentally Disabled Adults, people living with AIDS/HIV, Animal Rescue Shelters, Literacy Centers, or those experiencing Homelessness. Most projects need 5-15 volunteers, but some can accommodate group sizes from 50-100.
Jumpstart Service Sorting Project : Monday, Jan 17th, Mary Gates Hall Commons
Jumpstart is a non-profit organization dedicated towards early childhood literacy and education. We have nearly 120 Jumpstart Corp Members who serve in 19 low-income preschool classrooms in the Seattle area. Volunteers are needed to organize and sort books and prepare other materials that the Corp Members will use with the children throughout the year. Please RSVP to Mary McNair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206)616-2964.
Seattle MLK Celebration Committee: 29th Annual Celebration Workshops, Rally, & March
Garfield High School - "Many Voices United to Build the Beloved Community"
Workships from 9:30am - 11am, Rally at 11am, and March at 12pm. The Planning Committee is open to all for participation and meets every other Tuesday evening at CAMP, 722 18th Ave.
Corporation for National & Community Service : MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service
"After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The federal holiday was first observed in 1986, making 2011 the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday." Find more information about what's happening around the country for MLK Day, including a resource for finding service projects around the state of Washington.
UW Restoration Ecology Network & Green Seattle Partnership : Remove invasive species to help restore the Yesler Creek Ravine -- DIRECTIONS (From Met Market, walk south to Burke Gilman Trail, ravine is adjacent to the trail).
An MLK Day restoration work party will be held on Monday, January 17th from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Yesler Creek Ravine near the Sand Point Metropolitan Market to assist in the removal of invasive species as part of an ongoing restoration project. Sturdy footwear, warm dress, and drinking water will be required. Snacks, warm drinks, tools and gloves provided.
To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Guthrie at email@example.com
UW Carlson Center : Sign up for the Volunteer Opportunities Mailing List
A number of the Carlson Center's community partners need volunteers on a regular basis as well as for for periodic events. Make an on-going commitment to participate in service by subscribing to receive emails about opportunities to volunteer.
Idealist: Find on-going volunteer opportunities - begin your commitment to serve in honor of Dr. King!
Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, and supports the exchange of resources and ideas, helping to connect you with opportunities to serve.
Puget Sound Blood Center : Organize a Blood Drive as your service for MLK Day
Every two minutes someone in Western Washington needs a blood transfusion. Help ensure this precious resource is available for ill and injured people in our community by giving blood through Puget Sound Blood Center.
*If you would like an opportunity to connect with serve in honor of
Dr. King to be added to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.