How to Help Kids Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day – A National Day of Service

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a National Day of Service?  People across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities, serving each other and acting wherever people need help.

It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can’t read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, consoling the broken-hearted and other projects that help building the community of his dreams.

How can you get involved?

HandsOn Greater Richmond offers a database of volunteer opportunities in the Richmond area.  The site also offers a MLK Day Legacy of Service Video that is very informative for families.

The HandsOn Greater Richmond database can be searched with age considerations in mind.  You can also find volunteer opportunities that extend beyond January 15th – to any day of the year.

Some volunteer opportunities on MLK Jr Day include:

  • Family Easter Craft Preparation at Maymont
  • Children’s Garden Cleanup at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Feed At Risk Neighbors with CARITAS
  • Refresh a Room at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
  • and so many more!
Educational Resources

If your kids would like to learn more about Dr King, visit the following websites for more information.