MLK Day of Service 2013

Prince William County has lots of opportunities for volunteer service, including on the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day of Service which will take place January 21st, 2013.

Many local organizations are taking part, including scout dens and troops, and even classes.  The MLKDay.Gov website features lesson plans for teachers who want to encourage a legacy of community service, as well as opportunities for individual volunteers to pledge their time.

If you’re not already involved with a service organization, the MLK Day website is linked to “All for Good” which can help you find service projects in our area.  On the 21st, here are a few ideas:

Help make soldier care packages at Leesylvania State Park from 11am-3pm
Help clean up Mason Neck State Park (Lorton) from 9am-2pm
Donate used coats at any Burlington Coat Factory, including Potomac Mills and Manassas
Want to drive to DC? Pack 100,000 care packages with Points of Light

Alternatively, serve in smaller ways.  Young children can light up someone’s day with a phone call, or you can help a neighbor get their Christmas lights down.  Clean up a median in your neighborhood, or drop off some cans at ACTS.

Are you planning to serve on the 21st? What are you doing?