Help These Organizations on MLK Jr.’s Day of Service

Edel Howlin
Help These Organizations on MLK Jr.’s Day of Service

This year, more than ever, the idea of helping others is crucial. As we reflect on what’s important to us, we recognize that is community. That very same community has needs throughout the year too and we’re asking you to help them this MLK Day of Service. 

The early idea of the King Day of Service came from a conversation in the late 1980’s between former PA U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis. Both were close friends and colleagues of Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement. They co-authored a bill to honor the idea of a Day of Service. The King Holiday and Service Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August 1994.

It’s a day on, not a day off with the idea being that we should volunteer to support our communities. COVID has made that especially difficult and unfortunately, gathering safely to connect with that community is limited. But below is a list of opportunities and a way for you to give your time to others on Monday. 

Run a book drive for Project HOME’s online bookstore. 

Volunteer in MANNA’s kitchen. 

Run a food drive to support Philabundance. 

Volunteer your time to help families who are having an especially challenging time this year with Families Forward Philadelphia. 

Find a virtual volunteering opportunity that allows you to connect safely through Volunteering Untapped PHL.

Volunteer with St. Francis Inn Ministries who support those who are experiencing homelessness and in need. 

Broad Street Ministry will always welcome volunteers who can help them hand out meals and connect with their guests.  

Prevention Point would love to have you come and support their mission to help anyone dealing with a substance-use-disorder, even virtually. 

None of us are home until all of us are home®