Serve in Philly: MLK Day 2013

posted by , Program Manager, Campus Philly on January 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1994, Congress officially recognized the observation of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a national day of volunteering and service. Every year, thousands of people gather across the country on the third Monday in January to honor the civil rights leader by giving back to their communities and each other.

Now in its 18th year, the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service has the distinction of being the largest King Day  event in the United States. In 2012, over 100,000 volunteers served in approximately 1,500 event across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

How to Get Involved

You can help add to the growing number of volunteers on January 21 in a number of ways.

Register to volunteer.

From food drives to park clean-ups to mentoring, the list of opportunities is extensive. Click here to register.

Plan a project.

Are you a part of an extracurricular group on campus or have an off campus job? Both may want to host an event! Click here to register.

Get the word out.

Be an inspiration to others by letting them know where and why you’re volunteering. Share your news on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have questions about any MLK Day of Service projects please call 215-851-1811 or e-mail

Motivation and Inspiration

While you plan your day, enjoy a few of the most moving moments in history:

I Have a Dream

I Have Been to the Mountaintop


And don’t forget to tweet or Facebook us with your favorite MLK quote. Here’s to a great 2013!

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