Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2012

January 21, 2012

President Obama at A MLK Service Project in D.C

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day), each January, marks the beginning of the year of service as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, voice and money to improve their communities.

Points of Light, through its MLK Day grantees, activation partners and enterprises, engages volunteers in service projects driven by community needs. Projects take place in hundreds of cities across the United States and around the world, ranging from weatherizing homes, beautifying schools, serving meals and supporting veterans and military families.

More than 50,000 Americans also come together in America’s Sunday Suppers across the nation, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to share a meal, discuss issues such as poverty and homelessness that American families and veterans are facing today, and be inspired to take action through service and advocacy.



Sponsored by:

Cracker Barrel

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Activation Partners:

Open Hearts Open Minds  boys and girls clubs of america   ITVS logo

Other Partners:

Campus Compact Logo           The Campus Kitchens Project Logo          The Grio Logo

APA logo             Service For Peace Logo              Feeding America Logo

Habitat for Humanity Logo   Snag Films Logo      Repair the World Logo