Every year people across America celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Officially recognized by Congress as a national day of volunteering in 1994, the MLK Day of Service encourages people to give back to their communities instead of just taking the day off.
The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service has the distinction of being the largest MLK Day of Service event in the United States, now bringing together over 60,000 volunteers each year in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia suburbs and South Jersey.
How to Get Involved
The Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service website is a great resource for anyone who wants to volunteer. On the site users can list their own Martin Luther King Jr. Day projects or register to help with existing projects ranging from food drives to park clean-ups to helping children.
Additional volunteer opportunities can be found on the national MLK Day website.