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In observance of a special day honoring one of the most influential figures in U.S. History, we here...

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January 10th, 2019

In observance of a special day honoring one of the most influential figures in U.S. History, we here at the Volunteer Center are encouraging everyone to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of a day off, make it a “day on” ; participate in a service opportunity driven by the goal to improve the communities that surround us! There are many ways you can participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, so here is a list of a few ways you can give back this commemorative holiday!


One Bus, One Cause: Big Sunday Clothing Collection & Sorting

Contact:One Bus, One Cause website
When:Monday, Jan 21, 2019 | 9AM – 2PM
Where:6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Big Sunday is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and projects that unite people to improve lives, build community and give everyone a sense of belonging. For this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Volunteer Center will head to Big Sunday headquarters to participate in their annual clothing collection project. Volunteers will help sort, count, fold and pack thousands of articles of donated clothing to prepare it for individuals and families in need. There will also be a community breakfast, arts & craft projects, music throughout the morning. T-shirts and transportation from campus will be included.

Restoration of George Carver Middle School
When:Monday, Jan 21, 2019 | 9AM – 1PM
Where:4410 McKinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA

This MLK Day, help L.A. Works restore and beautify George Carver Middle School, where on average, only 7% of incoming sixth grade students read at grade level. Many of the barriers faced by the students have to do with lack of resources, as well as homelessness, foster housing, and access to food. Help give them an uplifting, positive space to work and grow in by beautifying their campus!

MLK Kingdom Day Parade
When:Monday, Jan 21, 2019 | 10AM – 1PM
Where:Arlington Ave & W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Come be a part of history as The Congress Of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA) celebrates the 34th Annual MLK Kingdom Day Parade! As a volunteer, you will play an integral part in making sure that the parade goes smoothly and successfully, while having a blast and giving back to your community!

MLK Freedom Festival
When:Monday, Jan 21, 2019 | 11AM – 5PM
Where:4395 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Council District 8 has another volunteer opportunity at our MLK Freedom Festival event on Monday, January 21st. Feel free to share the registration link with your friends, co-workers, and family who may be interested.

MLK Community Cleanup at Hyde Park
When:Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 | 9AM – 12PM
Where:2510 Hyde Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Join California Greenworks in their special cleanup event at Hyde Park Blvd for the annual MLK Day of Service! Having been plagued by illegal dumping and lack of tree canopy for years, this cleanup event is part of California Greenworks’ ongoing efforts to restore and improve the conditions of Hyde Park Blvd and its surrounding communities!  

MLK Blvd Community Cleanup
When:Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 | 9AM – 12PM
Where:1101 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. week of service, please join CBH Housing for a community clean-up of MLK Blvd. and the back alley of King 1101 Apartments. All volunteers are welcomed to help keep Los Angeles clean and beautiful!

MLK Day of Service Tree Planting Event
When:Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 | 8AM – 12PM
Where:7695 Whitsett Ave, Los Angeles, CA

In honor of Tu B’Shvat or the “New Year of the Trees” and MLK Day, City Plants will be hosting a tree planting event at Jamie Beth Slavin park. Join them for this family-friendly event as they plant 70 new trees around the park!

MLK Day of Service at White Point Nature Preserve
When:Monday, Jan 21, 2019 | 9AM – 12PM
Where:1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for their MLK Jr Day of Service at White Point Nature Preserve! Volunteers will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more (please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack)! Open to all ages and skill levels. Verification slips available for school credit too!

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