MLK Day of Service is a federal holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his legacy and passion for serving others.

Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

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HandsOn Projects on January 17


Opportunities in the Community: 

MLK Community Day of Service
Hosted by:
City of Escondido
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Washington Park, 501 North Rose St. Escondido, CA 92027
Join the City of Escondido for a day of service in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will work together to remove litter and green waste from 2 miles of community bike trail. The Creek trail is accessed by community members of all ages to enjoy riding bikes, jogging, walking and access to many of the city's parks and amenities. All supplies needed for the clean-up will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing you wouldn't mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes are also highly recommended. Sign up here to attend. 


Is your organization hosting a service opportunity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and would like it listed? Contact us at info@handsonsandiego.org.