Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, an annual celebration of the legacy of one of the greatest people of the past century. City offices are closed in honor of Dr. King, but the day is often referred to as “a day on, not a day off” as encouragement to truly honor King’s work by giving back to those in need.
You can participate in activities inside and outside of the home in a variety of ways. See below for examples of events and ways to participate.
Things to do on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 17
- Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
- “Where to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philadelphia” – Philadelphia Inquirer
- “Things to Do for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend in Greater Philadelphia 2022” – VisitPhilly
- MLK activities via Google
- Parks and Rec MLK Projects
- Watch “Letter to My Father, Letter to My Son” on YouTube
- “7 Ways To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day At Home” – Camp.com
And learn about the history of the MLK Day of Service from DBHIDS’ Iris Lozado, who shared a blog about her memories of the first day of service in the 1990s.
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.