Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
March 15, 2017 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck last week honored six ladies in their 80's and 90's who are committed to working with the city's young people and serve as volunteers with the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program. Read on
March 31, 2017 - Vice Mayor Linda Curtis will recognize the 5th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service during a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall. Read on...
May 15, 2017 - This week the city’s foster grandparents observe National Senior Corp Week by recognizing the service that older Americans in the community provide to help others.
About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
This event is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. 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.
Learn more about Dr. King’s life from The King Center website.
Why Serve on MLK Day of Service?
Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community.
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.
How can I serve on MLK Day?
The Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program, Y.H. Thomas Community Center and JenCare Medical Center will sponsor the 13th annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service. We would like to invite you to join us for this event. For the past several years, approximately 200 citizens have gathered to receive educational information regarding volunteerism in the community. At that same event, the Honorable Martin Luther King Jr. is acknowledged for his movement towards freedom and community service.