National Day of Service in Alexandria

obama_paints_for_national_service_dayCome help kick off inauguration weekend with a celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and volunteer! On Saturday, January 19th, hundreds of volunteers will assist nonprofit agencies providing services to people in need as well as provide educational activities to children and youth. In Alexandria, volunteers are needed to assist children and teenagers creating a story book. Volunteers are needed for set up, registration, implementing arts and crafts projects, clean up, and much more. Adult volunteers are needed to facilitate discussion groups with a smaller group of children. Interested adults should contact Jason Ellis at Teenagers are needed to create activities prior to event day. Interested youth should contact Shawn Thorpe at  

In the District, volunteers, 12 and older, are needed to assemble care kits filled with assorted items for deployed U.S. Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders.  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (volunteer shifts are 2 1/2 hours each) at D.C. Armory 2001 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003.  To register, click here


About MLK Day

Dr. King had a dream that one day all people would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as called for in the Declaration of Independence. Dr. King called for social justice and opportunity. He asked that we bridge differences and come together in unity.  This year, Points of Light, in partnership with Target and the Corporation for National and Community Service, will create new and meaningful ways to harness the passion of our nation's citizens in honoring the memory and promoting the vision of Dr. King.


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