Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every January, Americans across the country celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As they have since 1995, hundreds of thousands of Americans will remember Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. Together, they will honor King’s legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday “A day ON, not a day OFF.”
During his lifetime, 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, Dr. King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer.
Past projects include:
- 2009: Washington Elementary School Diversity Awareness
- 2008: Alterra Sterling House BINGO and Crafts
- 2007: BB/BS Games and Crafts, Alterra Sterling House BINGO
- 2006: Alterra Sterling House, Meals on Wheels, and Adopt-A-Mile Trash Cleanup