2011 Day of Service
In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service.
Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.
The King Day of Service brings together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaks down barriers that have divided us in the past, leads to better understanding and ongoing relationships, and is an opportunity to recruit new volunteers for ongoing community engagement.
Please refer to this list of community organizations for local volunteer opportunities.