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2012 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.

This year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is on January 16, 2012. Click here for more information.

The I Have A Dream Foundation of Charlottesville will volunteer at JABA and the Emergency Foodbank.