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MLK Day of Service

Each year, on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. We invite you to join us in one of our many MLK Day Volunteer Events and using the holiday as a time to learn, listen, and reflect on the racial injustice that still exists in our country.


The 2024 MLK Day Volunteer Events are here!

  • Calling all animal lovers! Saturday, January 13th from 8:30 am- 10 am, feed, walk, and play with senior shelter dogs with Furry Friends at Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary.
  • Join the HandsOn team for Project Vitamin C! Come out to pick citrus fruit at Saguaro Ranch in Glendale Saturday, January 13th from 9 am-12pm. Fruit from this event will be donated to local food pantries to be distributed to families in need. 2024 MLK Featured Event!
  • Sort and Pack at St. Mary's Food Bank on Saturday, January 13th from 12 pm- 2 pm. Want to go the extra mile? Bring nonperishable food donations to the event with you! 
  • Help clean our local parks. Sunday, January 14th from 9:00 am- 11:00 am spend your morning beautifying Washington Park in our monthly Valley Park CleanUp.
  • Help provide a meal at St. Vincent de Paul. Shifts are open for the morning breakfast on Monday, January 15th 6:30 am- 9:30 am. St. Vincent de Paul provides over 4,000 meals twice a day to help those facing homelessness.
  • Join us for our first MLK Day: Virtual Civic Circle Learning Session! Discover how civic engagement can look in different spheres of taking action for the causes we care about. The call will take place Monday, January 15th 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Virtual Opportunity!


Resources to learn more 

ASU has compiled a list of MLK's books, speeches, and videos.

Looking for children's books on diversity, equity, and inclusion? We Need Diverse Books has you covered.

Points of Light has compiled ways in which we can live out MLK's Legacy each and every day. 

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