“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Local volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a community project, attend our film screening, participate in a school supply drive for Richmond Public Schools, or download our discussion guides.
MLK Day marks the beginning of the service year as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, talent, voice, and money to improve their communities. On MLK Day, HandsOn Greater Richmond’s local efforts will support Points of Light to engage 250,000 individuals in acts of service through thousands of volunteer projects and dialogue in more than 50 communities across the nation.
Some of the Richmond MLK Day Offerings:
Community Projects – sign up for a slot on one of a dozen projects at nonprofit and community groups in Richmond. Most registration closes at noon on Friday, January 13.
School Supply Drive – HandsOn and Richmond Public Schools join together for an MLK Day School Supply Drive for supplies that which will be distributed to RPS schools in January 2017.
DIY at Home – Do It Yourself Volunteering allows families and groups of all ages and sizes to participate in community service from the comfort of their own homes.
Film and Discussion – Race (2016, PG-13) is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens’ at the world stage of the 1936 Olympics where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Byrd Theatre.
Doors open around 4pm. Movie begins at 4:30pm. Free but please register at Eventbrite. Movie will be followed by a short discussion and community conversation. Co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre.
Download Discussion Guides—how to host a Sunday Supper, guides for families, guides for educators.
Visit www.handsonrva.org/mlkday to see these projects and sign up, or to download resources to use at home.
About HandsOn Greater Richmond HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. We offer unique, fun, and flexible ways to get connected and involved and provide volunteer management resources to the nonprofit sector. For more information, visit www.handsonrva.org.
About Points of Light Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.