MLK Day in Virginia

Volunteers throughout the state honored the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by serving in their communities both in-person and virtually. While many organizations hosted events organizing donations and beautifying spaces, others held virtual educational events or had volunteers make/collect items from home. Even a fierce snowstorm didn’t deter organizations from serving with many projects simply … Read more

MLK Day Mini Grants

Is your organization planning a volunteer service project for the MLK Day of Service but you could use extra funds to make it happen? The Virginia Service Foundation is offering $250 Mini Grants for Virginia organizations. The application is simple and quick so apply today!  Looking for ideas for MLK Day projects? Check out our … Read more

Preparing for MLK Day

Youth Service America is encouraging individuals and communities to start planning now for the MLK Day of Service, January 17th. In response to national challenges from the pandemic to the climate crisis to racial inequity, the initiative features and underlying goal to help #CracktheCrises ASAP through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy projects. Awareness: Youth are … Read more

Ways to Serve on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is January 18th! Although there are still restrictions across the Commonwealth related to COVID-19, there are still many ways you can help your community on this national day of service. Here are a few examples of projects looking for volunteers: Alexandria Learn to Make Care Packages from Volunteer Alexandria … Read more

MLK Day in RVA

Looking for ways to volunteer on the MLK Day holiday January 15th? HandsOn Greater Richmond has lots of fantastic service opportunities in the region. There are also numerous special events planned throughout the weekend. Here are a few volunteer opportunities that still have space and need your help:   Volunteer   Remove Invasive Plants with … Read more

Sixth Grader Honors Dr. King

Serious Clydarius Pinchback, a sixth-grader at OT Bonner Danville Middle school, has a dream. He dreams of a world where we “will live in peace and harmony and respect each other” and we “will not have to feel the pain and anguish of war.” Showing wisdom and compassion beyond his 11 years, Serious was awarded … Read more