MLK Day of Service
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed
as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
In an effort to make an impact throughout Wayne County, the 2017 MLK Day volunteer projects will take place at the following locations:
Operation Refuge – 27717 Carlysle St. Inkster, MI 48141
Operation Refuge, located in Inkster, assists individuals by meeting basic emergency food needs and family support collaborative efforts. Volunteers will re-organize, clean, provide clerical help and assemble shelving units for each pantry in order to help better serve their clients and the community.
Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry – 25670 Northline Rd. Taylor, MI 48180
Fish & Loaves, located in Taylor, currently serves residents of seven adjacent communities–Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, and Woodhaven. Volunteers will re-organize, clean, provide clerical help and assemble shelving units for each pantry in order to help better serve their clients and the community.
Cortland Community Impact Center – 138 Cortland Highland Park, MI 48203
Cortland Community Impact Center, home to Wayne Metro’s Project High Five Early Childhood Education, is a hub for human services in Highland Park – one of the country’s most impoverished communities. Past volunteer projects have included full campus clean-ups.
MLK Day Partners
Wayne Metro Community Corps’ 2017 MLK Day projects are made possible through grant funding generously provided by the Michigan Community Service Commission. Volunteers from the following organizations are taking part in the day’s activities.