Dear Global Citizen,
Each January, tens of thousands of people across the tri-state region join
together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by turning
community concerns into volunteer action in the largest King Day event in the
Last January, more than 115,000 people throughout our region volunteered in some
1,600 King Day of Service projects, many which continue to engage people
throughout the year. For example:
113,354 meals were prepared and served to the homeless
18,840 books were donated and sorted for distribution to centers and schools in
some of our region's most underserved communities
15,471 care packages or hygiene kits were created and distributed to those in
We hope to expand the impact of the King Day of Service and serve even more
people in 2014. Please join us as a partner-- by organizing or volunteering in a
Monday, January 20 for the 19th Annual Greater
Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
We encourage project organizers to register their projects by Friday, November
15. You can register through this website which also allows
you to publicize your projects, recruit volunteers and request FREE King Day of
If you need help using our website, please call our hotline at
or email us at
mlkdayofservice.org. To help support your organizing
efforts, we will host a series of planning workshops and webinars.
We will provide best practices for project development and volunteer management.
on the Important Dates menu item for a full listing of planning
workshops and webinars. If you have further questions about the planning
process, contact Louisa Mfum-Mensah, Outreach and Programs Manager at
Click on the Resources menu item to help you make your project a success.
Downloads include our Project Development Kit, logos, posters, sign-in sheets,
flyers and more!
We look forward to your participation and partnership in the January 20
Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service!
Director & Founder
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service/MLK365