Service Opportunities on MLK Day

1) MLK Day of Service

When: Mon, January 16, 9:30am – 2:00pm

Where: Meet at Tikvat Israel, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851 (map)

Description:  Join the Joint Youth Department of Tikvat Israel and Shaare Tefila for a Day of Service. We will be working off-site at the Interfaith Clothing Closet and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, as well as on a variety of projects in the Tikvat Israel building.

Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family Wear old clothes, work shoes, and bring work gloves for off site programs Donate your old denim jeans – they will be used as insulation by Habitat for Humanity Bring used blankets and towels for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter Adult drivers are needed.

Call Lynn Berk at 301.762.7338 if you can drive RSVP by Jan 11

2) Volunteer at Yachad

 When: Mon, January 16, 10am – 4pm

Where: TBD (a project in DC) (map)

Description:  Truly celebrate MLK Day by volunteering at Yachad’s We the People program. Yachad is the affordable housing and community development nonprofit of DC. Every federal holiday we have an open volunteer project for individuals interested in working side-by-side with other volunteers and those being served to repair the home or community center of low-income residents. Must register to participate. Spaces are limited.

Work 10-1, 1-4 or all day (10-4). Suggested $25 donation for participation (tax-deductible). Celebrate with us at a local bar after the project. Hope to see you there!

3) MLK Service Day Volunteering

When: Mon, January 16, 10am – 3pm

Where: 800 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC

Description: MLK Service Day Volunteering Monday, January 16, 2012 10am-3pm (food will be served) What are you doing on MLK Day? At the Schusterman Family Foundation, we are making MLK Day a day on, not a day off – and we hope you will join us! We’ll be partnering with DC-based Teach for America corps members to create supportive, fully stocked learning environments for their students. Let them know if you can make it by responding directly to asaloma@schusterman.org.

4) MLK Day of Service with Moishe House

When: Mon, January 16, 1pm – 4pm

Where: The Marriott Conference Center at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda (map)

Description: Moishe House will join with thousands of Americans across the country who will celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. King by doing service in their communities by volunteering at the local MLK day of service, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Projects include: Decorating cards for veterans, assembling PB&J sandwiches with Whole Foods for local shelters, constructing fleece blankets for Montgomery Hospice, packing Snow Day boxes for Meals on Wheels. Check out what the day will look like here.