Mon, Jan 18 | Virtual Event

MLK Day of Service

Join us virtually for the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service in Franklin County!
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jan 18, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

About the Event

Franklin County Coalition for Progress (FCCP), in partnership with Racial Reconciliation, is organizing the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service in Franklin County on the national holiday and event, which is observed as “a day on, not a day off.” 

While life during a global pandemic is anything but normal, it is also more important than ever that we come together to serve our community and seek out justice. We are adapting to the times and going virtual for the health and safety of our neighbors, but there will still be plenty of education and fun in store. This will be a rewarding way for families, friends, neighbors and colleagues to make a lasting impact on their community in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community. 

This event is free and open to the community. Please join us!

Special thanks to our MLK Day of Service Sponsors:

Lunch Sponsor - Keystone Health

Workshop Sponsor - Worthy Consulting & Training, LLC

Support Sponsors - Clint & Mary Bolte, Franklin County Housing Authority, Penn State Mont Alto, and Wilson College

Individual Sponsors - Community Uniting!, Ida Elrod Eustis, Sandy Grotberg, Joyce Ray, Jane Stockhausen, and Danielle Vincenti

EVENT PROGRAM 

Gather with participants from throughout Franklin County to learn more about the meaning and purpose of service to all and the importance of community-building and social-cohesion. The day will feature a variety of virtual events giving participants an opporutnity to sign-up for the type of experience they want and fits their schedule, including:

  • 9am-9:30am: Welcome & Keynote Address
  • 9:30am-12pm: Educational Workshops & Roundtable Discussions
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunch (Grab & Go from select minority-owned businesses)
  • 1pm-2pm: Performance, Reflections & Closing
  • Participants will be encouraged to perform acts of service (at home or solo) and random acts of kindness throughout the day**

​Participants are encouraged to display unity and solidarity by:

  • Wearing their MLK Day of Service t-shirt at virtual program events & throughout the day
  • Displaying MLK Day of Service yard signs
  • Sharing images of their acts of service, random acts of kindness or other MLK Day of Service activities on social media

**See recommendations below.

**SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY 

What can you do for others to celebrate the Franklin County MLK Day of Service?

  • Send a care package to someone.
  • Donate toys or clothing to an organization that sells them to others and uses the money for community building.
  • Bake cookies or write a letter to someone who may be isolated during this time.
  • Clean the house of someone who is sick.
  • Pick up litter in your neighborhood or at your local park.
  • Call someone who may be isolated during this time.
  • Write encouraging messages on the sidewalk.
  • In the drive-thru, buy the person behind you their order.
  • Drop off handmade cards and treats for hospital workers.
  • Travel to a neighborhood that's not your own & leave $5-$10 VISA gift cards in the mailbox of random strangers.
  • Make "you are loved" stickers, paint rocks, or post-its to randomly place around town.
  • Perform an act of random kindness.

If there are children in your household, encourage them to participate with you. Through volunteering, children learn to respect others, be helpful and kind, understand the needs of others, understand people who are different than themselves, gain a better understanding of good citizenship. Share your acts of service or kindness by tagging the MLK Day of Service Facebook page and hashtag #franklincountymlkday.

BECOME A SPONSOR 

See full sponsorship opportunities and benefits in the sponsor packet here. To become a sponsor, fill out the online form on this page (scroll to bottom).

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