MLK Service Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

A day on; not a day off.


The communities of Berkley and Royal Oak will honor the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the third annual Day of Service on Jan. 21, 2019 at Royal Oak High School (ROHS), 1500 Lexington Blvd.

The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a light breakfast, followed by inspirational performances from students. Admission is free with the donation of one or more items (see below).

Beginning around 9 a.m. and following the morning program, various onsite and offsite volunteer opportunities will be available for participants. Onsite, participants will be able to help collect and sort items for area charities, and craft blankets for the Children's Hospital.

Attendees can also volunteer offsite. Yad Ezra, The New Foster Care, Neighbors Building Redford Brightmore and Cass Community Social Services are all taking volunteers from the event.

To sign-up for onsite and offsite opportunities, visit the event's SignUp Genius page:

The MLK Jr. Service Day began in 2017 as a way to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a ‘day on’ instead of ‘day off' and inspire members of the community to get involved with local organizations past January and throughout the year.

2019 Collection Items (unused) include:

Gallon Ziploc bags
Bar soap
Full-size shampoo
Full-size conditioner
Liquid Body Wash
Feminine hygiene products
Socks (children and adult)
Toilet Paper
Playing Cards

Photo Gallery: 2018 Onsite Service Projects

2018 Offsite Service Projects Included:

Judson Center
Volunteers created Valentine cards.
New Foster Care
Volunteers sorted donations, created food packages and wrote cards of encouragement for children and teenagers touched by foster care.
Yad Ezra
Volunteers chaperoned shoppers through food pantry. 
Redford Brightmoor
Volunteers cleaned, painted and worked on neighborhood projects.

MLK Sponsors