Athens MLK Day of Service

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Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."

Volunteer Registration

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Kickoff Celebration

Check back for MLK Day of Service 2021 Kickoff Celebration information.

Becoming a Sponsor

Please consider becoming an MLK Day of Service sponsor - our goal is to raise $10,000 for 2020. The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event, cover the cost of t-shirts for volunteers, and provide supplies to our various community improvement projects. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email or call 706-613-3501. Help us raise $10,000! Download the Sponsorship Form here.

2021 Athens MLK Day of Service Planning Partners

Athens-Clarke County Unified GovernmentAthens-Clarke County Leisure ServicesAthens -Clarke County Inclusion Office  • Athens-Clarke County Police Department   Athens-Clarke County StormwaterAthens Community Council on AgingAthens Land TrustClarke County School DistrictHull Firm, LLCKeep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulUGA Office of Service-LearningUnited Way of Northeast Georgia

2021 Athens MLK Day of Service Sponsors

Thank you to the following local businesses and organizations for supporting this community event:

 Athens-Clarke County Mayor  • Kroger •  Ebenezer West Baptist Church

Call for Service Projects

The call for project site applications for the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has ended.

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Athens Area Homeless Shelter MLK Day Volunteers 2019

Other MLK Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast
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"Visions of MLK: Beloved Community" Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration
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MLK Ecumenical Service - Sunday, January 17, 2021

5th Annual Athens in Harmony Concert
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MLK Day Parade and Music Fest - Monday, January 18, 2021 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.