MLK Day Service Projects: How To Help In Dallas, Hiram
DALLAS, GA – Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been dubbed “a day on” by groups and organizations across the country as the third Monday in January has been named a national holiday in memory of the late civil rights icon. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, there are ways to make a positive difference in Dallas and Hiram on January 18 this year.
Organized service projects have replaced traditional work or school holidays in recent years. However, in 2021, restrictions to slow the further spread of the coronavirus are affecting the ability to do some good deeds.
- During Georgia Tech’s annual MLK Day of Service, January 8th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., attendees will serve in teams and participate in service projects with partners in the Metro Atlanta community. To learn more and to register, visit Civic Engagement Engage page. Contact: [email protected]
- National MLK Holiday Observation – Annual Memorial Service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. This ecumenical service is the spiritual hallmark of observance of the King Holidays and is sponsored by the King Center for Nonviolent Change. Visit: thekingcenter.org
Before the coronavirus pandemic, communities across the country held major events in various locations to promote ministry while on vacation.
This included Highland Park, Illinois, where the local human relations advisory group typically pulls approximately 1,200 people together each year on a service program that has become one of the city’s premier annual events.
This year the city will host a virtual program to “honor the legacy of Dr. King’s fight against inequality and his work to ensure a just future for all,” Amanda Civitello, communications manager for the city of Highland Park, said in a message Release.
While there are no organized service projects planned nearby, there are several other options available to help those in need in or near Dallas and Hiram.
Donations to nonprofits, volunteering at food banks and pantries, and delivering meals and groceries to seniors are some of the suggestions from the AmeriCorps national volunteer program.