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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service is a day intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” 
 
Thank you to all who participated in MLK DAY 2020, this was the 10th year Volunteer New York! has hosted this community-wide action day, which has united thousands of volunteers to serve for shared causes and beliefs, providing tens of thousands of hours of support to local nonprofits and creating countless memories for the families and individuals that have served together in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

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What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Why is it a "Day of Service?"

 

Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads service and volunteering, with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
 
Our 2020 MLK Day will be the 10th year Volunteer New New York! has hosted MLK DAY (typically on the Saturday before the recognized Monday holiday) locally as one of its two signature annual community-wide days of service, which has united thousands of volunteers to serve for shared causes and beliefs, supporting dozens of local nonprofits and creating countless memories for families that have served together. Thank you to all #MLKDAY volunteers who have helped to pass on the legacy of Dr. King with us these past 10 years.
 
For more info about MLK DAY please visit www.mlkday.gov or call us at 914-948-4452 to find more ways you can continue to make a difference locally through service throughout the year.